SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Tensilica Inc. here announced that it has licensed its configurable microprocessor technology to two Israeli design houses--OptiX Networks and Intellectual Capital for Integrated Circuits Inc. (IC4IC).
In the first deal, OptiX will employ Tensilica processor cores in its VLSI chip sets targeted at broadband optical backbone, interoffice and metropolitan area networks, said Aryeh Lezerovitz, director of engineering for the Kfar Saba-based company. OptiX is developing chips for wide-area networking applications.
"We have evaluated a number of approaches to fulfilling the processor requirements of our chip set, and have selected Xtensa due to its intrinsic functionality and compatibility," he said. "Our SOCs will offer many differentiated and proprietary features, and for this reason, we needed a flexible, tailorable and proven processor solution," he said.
Meanwhile, IC4IC, based in Yokneam Illit, will use Tensilica's Xt ensa technology for system-on-a-chip (SoC) ICs in its X-cess product line. These products support smooth migration of wireless access networks from voice-to-wireless data, said Yosi Zatelman, vice president of engineering of IC4IC.