Solution Delivers in 8 to 16 Weeks Depending on Design Complexity
April 24, 2012 - Sunnyvale, CA - Algotochip, specialists in converting C models of algorithms directly to a complete SoC silicon IP, today announced delivery of a SoC silicon solution for mimoOn's mi!MobilePHYTM (LTE UE PHY) reference chain. mimoOn, the definitive leader LTE software products for software defined radio (SDR) platforms, delivered fully functional reference code for the LTE UE PHY standard to Algotochip. Within a period of 12 weeks, Algotochip successfully completed the SoC GDSII for mimoOn's C-code.
"Based on this evaluation, we are very impressed with Algotochip's ability to deliver a complete GDSII solution from our LTE UE reference C-chain in a very short time-frame," said Peter Walther, VP of Sales at mimoOn. "We believe that Algotochip technology is a paradigm shift in the semiconductor industry and look forward to partnering with Algotochip on additional projects."
Algotochip received standard ANSI C-code and test vectors to simulate the code's functionality, from mimoOn. Based on these inputs, Algotochip successfully generated an optimal SoC for the C-code that is very efficient both in terms of scheduling and power. The silicon solution created by Algotochip included the following deliverables:
- A fully customized programmable micro-controller and programmable DSP along with the C compiler, assembler, linker and cycle accurate simulator and firmware for the programmable solution. All these are designed specifically for mimoOn's mi!MobilePHY C-code.
- A fully customized SoC with ideal HW/SW partitioning consisting of programmable, non-programmable and system-level solutions.
- A cycle-accurate simulator for the entire SoC and complete documentation.
- Fully synthesizable RTL, generated in Verilog for the entire SoC.
- A complete GDSII, based on mimoOn's mi!MobilePHY C-code, for multiple nanometer process nodes.
"The digital solution we provide to our customer is unique to that customer and completely owned by that customer," said Satish Padmanabhan, CTO Algotochip. "Once we receive the C-code and all test-vectors to verify it, Algotochip does all the work involved in creating a complete digital solution including all the necessary software and firmware for the SoC. The customer doesn't have to learn any new tools and can focus on the product specification and algorithms - realizing the digital solution through our relationship."
mimoOn GmbH, headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, is a leading licensor of LTE Software IP for mobile devices & wireless infrastructure. mimoOn's portfolio of products includes LTE Physical Layer (PHY) software for mobile terminals and small cells (Pico/Femto) as well as small cell software for the Protocol Stack (L2/L3), advanced PHY algorithms on multi-core SDR platforms, SON, schedulers and radio resource management. mimoOn provides a complete porting optimization and verification service as well as a roadmap to future 3GPP releases. For more information, please visit http://www.mimoOn.de.
Algotochip is the industry's first company to provide complete SoC GDSII from Algorithms written in C-code in as little as 8 weeks. The company's patented approach provides five direct benefits to the customer: 1) Algotochip enables the customer to realize the complete custom SoC from their C-code in a very short time. Algotochip fully supports industry standard ANSI C-code; 2) There is no need to license any 3rd party IP cores for the SoC nor pay royalties, as all the components of the SoC are custom designed for the user algorithm; 3) Algotochip enables the customer to quickly explore the potential area, power, and cost for envisioned products; 4) Algotochip enables the customer to explore different implementation choices in terms of process technology and fabrication houses; and 5) Algotochip achieves significantly lower power through proprietary power aware architecture design.
The company is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A. For additional information, please visit www.algotochip.com.