Cypress Semiconductor and MorethanIP, Munich, Germany, today announced a partnership to make available MorethanIP's cores for the Cypress Programmable Serial Interface family of programmable physical layer (PHY) devices and the Delta39K family of complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs).
The IP cores are said to simplify IP integration into broadband optical, SONET/SDH system designs. The IP/cores will be available as netlists or RTL source code and will be optimized and pre-fit for both the PSI and Delta39K device families, Cypress said.
"The IP/cores from MorethanIP enable Cypress to provide comprehensive communications interface solutions for the rapidly-growing OC-48/STM-16 and OC-192/STM-64 data communications markets as designers combine PSI PHYs or Delta39K CPLDs with our framers, network search engines (NSEs), network coprocessors, and datapath switching elements (DSEs)," said Chris Norris, vice president of Cypress's Data Communications Division, in a prepared statement.
The MorethanIP cores for PSI devices and Delta39K CPLDs will be available in Q4'01 with licenses starting at $12,000 for netlists and $18,000 for VHDL source code.