GRENOBLE, - March 15, 2011 - Recore Systems puts a real-life application of its Xentium® VLIW DSP IP core on demonstration at DATE2011. Xentium plays a central role in a radically scalable platform chip developed by the CRISP consortium, on which many Xentium cores in parallel perform the digital signal processing subtasks for various streaming applications.
“We are excited to show the value of the Xentium IP core in the practical application of a highly scalable many-core platform”, says Gerard Rauwerda, CTO at Recore Systems. The CRISP project accomplished a heterogeneous many-core system with a General Purpose Processor, 45 Xentium DSP cores, and 10 smart memory tiles. Rauwerda continues: “Xentium’s processing power, which can measure up against any common DSP core, comes with a small silicon footprint and targets embedded low power applications. This makes the Xentium an excellent choice for general streaming applications such as satellite navigation or digital beamforming. The CRISP consortium chose Xentium also because it is easy to use in scalable many-cores. We foresee a wide range of commercial streaming applications benefiting from the Xentium IP.”
The CRISP consortium (Cutting edge Reconfigurable ICs for Stream Processing) develops a single, highly scalable, reconfigurable platform that can be used for a wide range of streaming applications. Professor Jari Nurmi, Tampere University of Technology: “Recore Systems’ Xentium core and smart memory tiles were central to the design of the scalable and reconfigurable many-core platform. We’ve implemented a global satellite navigation application as low-end consumer example and digital beamforming as high-end professional example, to show the scalability of the concept and design methodology. We used 5 to 39 Xentium cores in parallel depending on the application.”
About Recore Systems:
Recore Systems is a fabless semiconductor company that develops advanced digital signal processing platform chips and licenses reconfigurable semiconductor IP. The company is specialized in reconfigurable multi-core designs that allow instant adaptation to new situations and offer a unique combination of flexibility, high performance, low power and low cost. Reconfigurable systems reduce time-to-market and offer flexibility through software upgrades.
The scalable multi-core technology is applied both in ultra energy-efficient portable consumer electronics and in computational demanding high-end applications. Typical application areas are broadcasting, wireless (tele)communications, multimedia and digital beamforming.
Recore's reconfigurable technology comprises innovative processor cores, design tools for easy integration in customer solutions and ready-to-use applications. Besides reconfigurable hardware solutions, Recore provides accompanying IDE tools, software libraries and application engineering services.
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The CRISP Consortium (Cutting edge Reconfigurable ICs for Stream Processing) consists of Recore Systems (Coordinator), University of Twente, Atmel Automotive, Thales Netherlands, Tampere University of Technology, and NXP Semiconductors. The CRISP consortium is supported by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). www.crisp-project.eu