Parallel processing technology that has been successfully deployed in mass-consumer solutions, is now available as a configurable platform for proprietary solutions
Eindhoven, The Netherlands -- March 10, 2010 -- Silicon Hive B.V. (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) today announced HiveLogic, a configurable parallel processing platform enabling embedded programmable solutions for system-on-chips at unprecedented silicon area utilization and power consumption efficiency. The underlying parallel processing technology has already been deployed by Silicon Hive in mass-consumer solutions for connected multimedia applications in smart phones and digital televisions.
The introduction of the HiveLogic platform enables system-on-chip manufacturers to apply proven parallel processing technology to a broad range of proprietary solutions from ultra-low power medical implants, consuming only a few microwatts, to highest-compute performance wireless infrastructure equipment, offering thousands of GOPS. Competitive solutions for these markets now require high-performance system-on-chips based on embedded parallel processing, instead of discrete DSP ICs, to meet ever-increasing compute performance requirements at highly constrained silicon area and power consumption levels.
“Next generation communications systems require new approaches to implementing digital signal processing,” said Gene Scuteri, VP of Network Components Division, LSI. “The HiveLogic platform enables programmable system-on-chips based on parallel processing, providing a new level of compute performance and VLSI characteristics.”
“The HiveLogic platform provides novel custom-DSP architectures which perfectly match future requirements for wireless sensor network and healthcare applications. Efficient implementations for wireless EEG or ECG applications become possible when these ultra low-power DSP architectures are combined with support for power and clock gating” said Jef van Meerbergen, Fellow at Philips Research and Professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
“Our vision is to bring Silicon Hive’s parallel processing technology to all system-on-chips, thereby creating competitive advantages for manufacturers as well as unique experiences for consumers in all walks of life. HiveLogic enables system-on-chip manufacturers to realize compelling proprietary products at a rapid pace, thereby broadening Silicon Hive’s accessible market and bringing us a step further in realizing our vision,” said Jeroen Leijten, CTO of Silicon Hive.
About Silicon Hive
Silicon Hive is a worldwide supplier of semiconductor intellectual property. The company designs, builds and licenses application-specific solutions for imaging, video processing and communications using its optimized programmable HiveFlex processor cores, complete vertical HiveGo solutions, and HiveLogic platform. HiveLogic and 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.