Network-on-Chip (NoC) interconnect technology leader addresses design complexity and routing congestion for video systems-on-chip (SoCs)
SUNNYVALE, California – December 21, 2010 – Arteris Inc., the inventor and leading supplier of network-on-chip based (NoC) interconnect IP solutions, today announced that Nethra Imaging has selected its FlexNoC™ network-on-chip interconnect fabric product and memory scheduler for use in Nethra Imaging’s low power, real-time image processing products.
The Nethra Imaging team chose the Arteris FlexNoC interconnect and the Arteris memory scheduler to alleviate wire routing congestion and timing closure issues with many IP blocks communicating simultaneously with DDR memory. An additional advantage to Arteris FlexNoC’s scalable architecture was quality of service (QoS), allowing the Nethra design team to guarantee bandwidth for each IP block and avoid the possibility of dropping pixels. Nethra also benefited from FlexNoC’s out-of-the-box support for Tensilica’s PIF protocol.
“It only took us two days to evaluate Arteris FlexNoC on our own design,” said Ramesh Singh, CEO and President of Nethra Imaging. “We now have a scalable interconnect that can address our foreseeable needs and that can easily adapt to last minute changes to IP or architecture. Furthermore, FlexNoC has allowed us to simplify floor planning and timing closure.”
Arteris NoC interconnect IP technology enables SoC designers to achieve lower power, smaller die area and optimized latencies by individual connections. This improves SoC performance, lowers SoC costs and enables rapid adoption of IPs communicating in a variety of protocols. The growing Arteris NoC-ecosystem provides connectivity to a variety of IPs and IP protocols as well as multiple EDA design flows. Use of the Arteris NoC IP simplifies the front-end design process while easing back-end routing congestion and timing closure issues.
The Arteris FlexNoC product offers ability to reduce the number of interconnect wires required for SoC design. Reducing the number of wires resolves routing congestion at the back-end place-and-route stage, resulting in shorter development cycle time, less SoC complexity, smaller SoC area and less SoC power.
“One of our goals is to help our customers reduce the effort, time and expense of SoC development,” said K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris. “Nethra Imaging’s rapid adoption and integration of Arteris FlexNoC is an important example of how quickly customers can take advantage of the benefits of Arteris’ network-on-chip interconnect IP.”
Arteris, Inc. provides Network-on-Chip interconnect IP and tools to accelerate System-on-Chip semiconductor (SoC) assembly for a wide range of applications. Results obtained by using the Arteris product line include lower power, higher performance, more efficient design reuse and faster development of ICs, SoCs and FPGAs.
Founded by networking experts and offering the first commercially available Network-on-Chip IP products, Arteris operates globally with headquarters in San Jose, California and an engineering center in Paris, France. Arteris is a private company backed by a group of international investors including ARM Holdings, Crescendo Ventures, DoCoMo Capital, Qualcomm Incorporated, Synopsys, TVM Capital, and Ventech. More information can be found at www.arteris.com.
Nethra Imaging is a fabless semiconductor company focused on delivering leading video and imaging solutions based on silicon and software for the high performance image processing, and video capture and playback markets. Nethra has developed significant image and video processing technologies including advanced algorithms for image processing, real-time massively parallel processing arrays (MPPAs) for intensive video processing, high speed serial interface IP and sophisticated H.264 compression engines at low latency and power. Since its founding in 2003, Nethra has enabled superior image and video quality in camera applications ranging from digital cinematography to consumer devices. For more information, visit www.nethra.us.com.