Philips Semiconductors today announced plans to target digital video, information appliances and other emerging applications using MIPS Technologies Inc. intellectual-property (IP) platforms as part of Philips' Sea-of-IP design methodology. Recently, Philips renewed its existing MIPS core license, adding a new license for MIPS 64-bit cores.
Philips will use the MIPS64 20Kc, a 64-bit processor core, and the MIPS32 and MIPS 64 32- and 64-bit architectures.
"Philips Semiconductors' commitment to advanced MIPS-based products demonstrates the flexibility and utility of our core architectures in industry-leading embedded applications," said Brian Knowles, vice president of marketing for MIPS Technologies, Mountain View, Calif. "Philips Semiconductors has one of the most experienced design teams working in the MIPS environment, who are delivering extremely innovative product solutions."
Sea-of-IP is a pool of resources for specific application areas such as digital video or car infotainment. To round out the IP needs of complex applications, Philips' Nexperia Silicon System Platforms (SSPs) include carefully selected hardware and software IP blocks for each platform, a set of appropriate process technologies and the Nexperia Advanced Prototyping Architecture (NAPA). MIPS core solutions, including the new MIPS64 20Kc, are now available as part of this SSP approach for embedded digital video, automotive infotainment, consumer connectivity and information appliance applications.
"Our Silicon Systems Platform is a key enabler for bringing advanced consumer applications to market as quickly as possible," said Theo Claasen, chief technology officer at Philips Semiconductors, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. "Our long-term relationships with MIPS enables highly complementary solutions based on MIPS, TriMedia, and other advanced cores."