NURNBERG, Germany Arteris SA, a provider of network-on-chip intellectual property, has added support for the OCP 2.1 communication protocol to the latest revision of a product called NoC Solution. The company is preparing to announce the upgrade's immediate availability on Monday (Feb. 19).
OCP 2.1 was developed by the Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP). Version 1.6 of the Arteris NoC Solution IP library and tool set also incorporates features that make it easier to develop networked chips for multimedia, telecom infrastructure and wireless applications, the company said in a press statement.
A low-power version of the Arteris NoC IP library aimed at wireless and consumer applications is a key part of the release, according to Arteris (Paris, France). Arteris has also introduced hierarchical clock gating at the register or module level, the statement said.
"The Arteris NoC Solution 1.6 addresses critical requirements such as low power, support for multiple QoS strategies and the ability to debug NoCs," said Charlie Janac, president and chief executive officer of Arteris, in the statement.
"On our M4 project for development of next generation mobile application processors, we have been able to very significantly reduce power utilization of our design compared to earlier approaches," said Rudy Leuwerains, vice president of application architectures at IMEC (Leuven, Belgium), in the same statement.
It was not made explicit in the statement whether IMEC researchers had made use of version 1.6 of the Arteris tool and library set or an earlier version.