BOPS has been awarded six in a series of patents designed to protect its ManArray digital signal processing (DSP) core technology. The company has filed for more than 50 patents to date. BOPS' ManArray cores combine multiple levels of parallelism and use a single-cycle switching fabric between processing elements. The cores offer performances in range from 8bn operations per second (bops) to more than 128 bops at 200MHz.
Patents awarded since February 2000 include:
"Manifold array processor"(February 8, 2000)
"Methods and apparatus for scalable instruction set architecture with dynamic compact instructions" (August 8/2000)
"Methods and apparatus for efficient synchronous MIMD operations with iVLIW PE-to-PE communication" (November 21, 2000)
"Methods and apparatus for ManArray PE-PE switch control" (December 26, 2000)
"Methods and apparatus for manifold array processing" (December 26, 2000)
" Methods and apparatus for dynamic very long instruction word sub-instruction selection for execution time parallelism in an indirect very long instruction word processor"(January 9, 2001).