Sunnyvale, California and Bristol, UK -- May 15, 2009
. XMOS, the leader in event-driven processors ™, today announced silicon availability of its XS1-G2 programmable device. The XS1-G2 extends the XS1-G family, offering more choice to customers developing cost-sensitive consumer electronics devices. Integrating two XCores™, each containing a 32-bit processor, the XS1-G2, which is code-compatible with the XS1-G4 device, provides 800MIPs and allows complete systems to be implemented in software using interface, DSP and control code.
James Foster, President and CEO, XMOS, commented, ‘This shipment marks the latest milestone in the rollout of our XS1-G family. We now have more than 400 customers working with our event-driven processors™ and we are adding over 50 new customers a month. I am really excited about the enthusiastic conversations we have with developers; they love the XMOS tools and flexibility of the parts.’
Foster continued: ‘First customers for the G2 have already been working with G4 devices to develop digital audio products that implement DSP algorithms with 24bit, 192kHz sample rates over a broad range of programmable interfaces. The flexibility of the devices has enabled them to quickly develop unique products that will raise the competitive bar in their markets.’
Designed for fast development cycles and priced to meet production cost requirements, XMOS’ new class of event-driven processors™ are ideal for a wide range of electronics applications including networked audio appliances and LED display controllers.
XMOS event-driven processors™ implement simple computational code, DSP functions, control software (taking logic decisions, or executing a state machine) or handle I/O operations. Designs for XMOS devices are done in the C language using design tools available in web-hosted and desktop versions.
The XS1-G2 device is available in a 144-pin BGA package. Prices range from $15.10 for samples (1-99 units) to $10.60 for 2500+ quantities.
XS1-G2 devices are available for immediate purchase athttps://www.xmos.com/products/xs1-g-family/xs1-g2-144bga-package