Infineon and Nazomi plan to work together to integrate Nazomi's JA108 universal accelerator chip for multimedia applications and the Java platform with a reference evaluation board for Infineon's TriCore unified processor architecture designs.
The resulting platform will support system and software design for electronic systems with multimedia capability, such as automotive infotainment and wireless communications devices based on the TriCore processor.
Steve Burns, director of marketing for 32bit MCU IP Cores at Infineon, said, "Tests of the JA108 with our TriCore evaluation platform show a 24X improvement in Java code performance using the ECM benchmark."
Infineon will make a Java-accelerated TriCore reference platform available as a version of its existing TriCore starter kit development system. The TriCore-based platform will come with a Java mezzanine board that includes Nazomi's JA108 chip as a dedicated co-processor to execute Java bytecode instructions. The companies claim this could accelerate Java software execution by up to 200X depending on application.