Faster SoC interconnect frequencies and lower latency on-chip communication bring world-class performance to SoC FPGAs
AUSTIN, Texas, June 3, 2013-- DESIGN AUTOMATION CONFERENCE -- Arteris, Inc., the inventor and leading supplier of network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP solutions, today announced that Altera has licensed Arteris FlexNoC(TM) interconnect IP as the system interconnect for its future SoC products. Altera SoCs combine the performance and power savings of hard intellectual property (IP) with the flexibility of programmable logic. A high-bandwidth interconnect provides an industry-standard interface between the ARM-based hard processor system (HPS), and it is also a critical component of the HPS, which comprises a processor, peripherals, and memory.
Altera licensed Arteris' FlexNoC on-chip interconnect IP for two primary reasons. First, the FlexNoC fabric's NoC technology enabled improved on-chip latency compared to what was achievable using other solutions. Second, the use of Arteris FlexNoC increased the Altera design team's productivity, allowing the team to quickly configure and assess multiple SoC architectures and significantly cutting the turnaround time between architecture creation and RTL implementation.
"After a complete evaluation of available interconnect fabric IP products, Arteris FlexNoC was the clear choice," said Ty Garibay, vice president of Silicon Systems Development, Altera. "FlexNoC is the only SoC fabric that allows us to meet tight timing margins and achieve design frequency requirements. We are pleased with the increased productivity our design team has experienced using FlexNoC. We look forward to using Arteris FlexNoC for our most complex designs."
"Altera's selection of Arteris FlexNoC for their hard processor systems is a milestone for Arteris' NoC technology," said K. Charles Janac, president and CEO of Arteris. "This proves the benefits of FlexNoC's NoC interconnect technology not only for ASICs, but also for the world's most advanced FPGAs using next-generation process technology."
Altera programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.
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 Sunnyvale, 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.