MIPS32® 24Kc™ and M4K™Processors Form the Basis for Development of Infineon’s Broadband ICs
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, March 7, 2005 – MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications, today announced that Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX), a world leader in voice access ICs, has standardized upon the MIPS32 ® 24Kc ™ and the MIPS32 M4K ™ processor cores for future development of its growing VoIP business. A MIPS licensee since 2000, Infineon is one of the world’s leading broadband access IC providers that is shipping numerous MIPS-Based ™ broadband CPE products including advanced xDSL modems, routers, home gateways and VoIP telephony.
“For several years now we have been using the MIPS architecture to develop innovative high performance and quality VoIP solutions including IP Phones, Analog Telephone Adapters (ATA) and VoIP-enabled Gateways at competitive costs,” said Ulrich Huewels, VP of System Engineering COM Access, Infineon Technologies AG. “Infineon continues working closely with MIPS Technologies to design improved and flexible communication solutions leveraging the proven capabilities of the MIPS architecture.”
“Infineon’s choice to broaden our long-standing alliance underscores the growing success our customers are having in the CPE and communications markets,” said Cesar Martin-Perez, vice president of European operations at MIPS Technologies. “We are delighted to have Infineon join the growing list of MIPS32 24K ® core customers. The 24K core licensing growth is faster than any product from MIPS Technologies and is driven by its competitive advantages – both greater performance and smaller die area. We look forward to supporting their efforts to penetrate their target markets with their MIPS-Based product line.”
About the MIPS32 24K Core Family About the MIPS32 M4K Core
The MIPS32 24K core family is targeted at high-volume applications such as broadband access, wireless, networking, digital television and office automation. It includes the 24Kc, 24Kc Pro ™ , 24Kf ® and 24Kf Pro versions. The 24K cores, which are synthesizable, can be targeted by customers at various process nodes: in TSMC's 0.13G process they will exceed 400 MHz, and in the high-performance 0.13 LV-OD low-K process, they will exceed 625 MHz, the highest frequency available in a 32-bit synthesizable core for embedded markets. Designers have the flexibility to optimize for speed, area or power to obtain 2.8mm2 core-only size, 0.58 mW/MHz, or up to 900 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS performance. In addition, the 24K core family offers the highest known Java performance in the SoC industry, or 5000 Embedded CaffeineMark 3.0 at 625 MHz. It also offers, in the 24Kf core, an integrated, high-performance IEEE 754-compliant floating point unit previously found in the MIPS64 ® 20Kc™ and 5Kf ® cores, which has a certified EEMBC Basic floating-point score of more than 1300 Iterations/MHz.
The MIPS32 M4K core gives designers more performance and greater flexibility to achieve higher system throughput while controlling silicon cost. The flexibility and re-programmability enables upgrades in software as protocol specifications or market requirements evolve. Other features include bit field instructions for easier handling of packet information, support for vectored interrupts to decrease interrupt latency, and multiple register sets for faster context switching.
About MIPS Technologies
MIPS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications. The company drives the broadest architectural alliance that is delivering 32- and 64-bit embedded RISC solutions. The company licenses its intellectual property to semiconductor companies, ASIC developers and system OEMs. MIPS Technologies and its licensees offer the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products. The company is based in Mountain View, CA., and can be reached at +1 (650) 567-5000 or www.mips.com.