Mountain View, California - 2002/08/26 - Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider Sonics, Inc. today announced the addition of IP providers CAST, Inc. and 3rd Eye Technology, LLC to the expanding partners list for its web-based SOCworks SOC evaluation environment. CAST is making its I2C, UART, MAC10/100 and USB cores available on SOCworks and 3rd Eye Technology is providing its authentication and encryption cores. The cores can all be easily combined with numerous other IP cores into a designer's system or SOC platform using the site's graphical interface. Designers can also perform simulation and detailed evaluation prior to licensing the cores. All the new cores comply with the Open Core Protocol (OCP) standard from the OCP-IP organization, a key enabler for their secure evaluation on the website.
"SOCworks is the only worldwide web destination where IP companies can make their cores securely available to SOC designers for free evaluation in a custom integration with other commercial IP in a pertinent systems context," said Dave Lautzenheiser, vice president of marketing at Sonics. "Our ongoing program for adding new IP cores from companies like CAST and 3rd Eye Technology maintains the comprehensive breadth of SOCworks. Partner IP vendors benefit from greater market exposure and easier access to their products by the SOC designers who benefit by significantly shortening their IP evaluation processes."
Sonics has also added a new behavioral modeling capability called QModels to the SOCworks site. QModels allow designers to rapidly create behavioral representations of their own proprietary IP cores so that they can be combined with the site's commercial IP cores in the simulation and performance analyses conducted on SOCworks. Using QModels, SOC designers can more readily assess their overall design concepts without having to host their most sensitive IP on the SOCworks site.
About CAST, Inc.
CAST provides general purpose IP, a broad range of popular and standards-based cores that includes processors, interfaces, and application-specific functions for multimedia and encryption. Privately owned and operating since 1993 with a focus on making IP practical and affordable, the company has established a reputation for high-quality products, simple licensing, and responsive technical support. CAST is located near New York City and works with an international network of IP developers and distributors. For more information contact: CAST, Inc. 11 Stonewall Court, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 USA. Tel: 201/391-8300 firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: 201/391-8694 www.cast-inc.com .
About 3rd Eye Technology
3rdeye Technology employs patent pending design methodologies to produce high performance, yet low power and easy to design with, encryption, cryptographic hash, and other cores for security applications. The company serves consumer, government, and telecommunications markets where secure information systems are deployed. For more information contact: 3rd Eye Technology, 4506 S. Dakota Ave., Washington, D.C. 20017. Tel: 703-608-9233; email@example.com; www.3rdeyetechnology.com .
About Sonics, Inc.
About Sonics, Inc. Sonics, Inc. is a premier developer of intelligent semiconductor intellectual property (IP) solutions that dramatically accelerate complex system-on-chip (SOC) designs while minimizing risk. The Sonics Methodology and Architecture for Rapid Time-to market (SMART ) initiative is a comprehensive collection of products, services and partnerships to ensure customer success when utilizing Sonics' SMART Interconnect IP. SMART users can develop devices with higher functionality, lower power consumption and lower cost while achieving greater SOC complexity faster. Major semiconductor and systems companies have embraced Sonics SMART products for SOC applications in the communications, networking and multimedia markets, often reporting better than six-month design time savings with reduced design and manufacturing risks. For more information, see www.sonicsinc.com .