HiveFlex CSP2500 enables agile RF IC solutions as key element of flexible multi-standard wireless products and cognitive radio
Eindhoven, The Netherlands -- February 11, 2010 -- Silicon Hive B.V. (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) announces HiveFlex CSP2500 Digital RF Processor. The HiveFlex CSP2500 completes Silicon Hive’s award-winning CSP family of wireless communications processors comprising of CSP2001 targeting OFDM baseband processing and CSP2101 optimized for high-performance MIMO applications. The HiveFlex CSP2500 programmable architecture meets the challenges presented by evolving air-interface standards for cellular and connectivity devices, varying geographical frequency band allocations and sky-rocketing costs for advanced IC technologies.
The silicon-proven CSP2500 processor enables fully C-programmable, multi-standard smart phone transceiver platforms targeting EDGE, UMTS, LTE, cdma2000, WiFi and WiMAX technologies. It builds on scalable heterogeneous array architecture, exploiting both thread-level and VLIW parallelism. The architecture includes a unique post-silicon-configurable switch matrix which enables licensees to complement the array processor at any point in the stream processing flow with hard-wired accelerators.
"The cell-based array architecture of CSP2500, combined with synchronous stream-based processing, forms the ideal platform for area and power efficient, multi-standard digital radio frequency processing in future mobile smart phones and makes verification of the functionality much easier than in asynchronous alternatives," said Martti Forsell, Chief Research Scientist of VTT and Adjunct Professor at University of Oulu, Finland.
"Programmable multi-standard transceivers offer smart phone SoC manufacturers the ability to optimize and differentiate their own digital radio frequency implementation on a flexible platform and to select the best performance/area/power trade-offs for a given application," said Jeroen Leijten, CTO of Silicon Hive.
The HiveFlex CSP2500 processor is supported by Silicon Hive's HiveCC Software Development Kit. It is available for licensing today.
About Silicon Hive B.V.
Silicon Hive is a worldwide supplier of semiconductor intellectual property. The company designs, builds and licenses application-specific solutions for imaging, video and communications processing using its tuned programmable HiveFlex processor cores and complete vertical HiveGo solutions. IP cores are supported by HiveCC program development tools, and partner supplied application libraries. Silicon Hive products enable semiconductor and consumer electronics companies to make fully programmable System-on-Chips improving time to market performance. The patented technology originates from >10 years of research within Philips Research and more recent improvements, additions, and commercialization by Silicon Hive.