MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Metalink Ltd., a Tel Aviv-based developer of symmetric digital subscriber line (SDSL) chip sets, will develop its next-generation DSL solutions based on MIPS Technologies Inc.'s MIPS32 4Km processor core, MIPS Technologies said here today.
Metalink plans to integrate the core into powerful multi-mode DSL solutions that are compatible with North American ANSI, European ETSI ,and ITU standards. Metalink chose the 4Km core not only for its advanced technology, but also to quicken the time to market for leading-edge DSL products. The Israeli fabless chip company is focusing heavily on making inroads into the U.S. market (see today's story).
Tzvi Shukhman, Metalink's chairman and CEO said his company selected MIPS Technologies because of its very efficient RISC processor core. "Theirprocessor will allow us to produce state-of-the-art, cost effective solutions that will improve reach and power consumption in DSLAMS and CPEs," he said. "Our innovative architectures, using the MIPS core, will help us accelerate our market leadership and deliver the most advanced solutions to our customers."
The MIPS32 4Km core provides sophisticated embedded, application-specific instructions in a compact and low-cost implementation. The new MIPS32 architecture also features a synthesizable MIPS32 4K processor cores and is designed for embedded applications that require a powerful 32-bit processor.
"Metalink is a leader in the fast growing, high-end symmetrical DSL market and our 4Km core is a natural complement to their cutting-edge technology," said John Bourgoin, president and CEO of MIPS Technologies.