LONDON Ė Sonics Inc., a licensor of on-chip networking IP, has announced its on-chip networks will support the processor interface (PIF) from Tensilica Inc., a licensor of DSP and application-specific processor cores.
Sonics (Milpitas, Calif.) said it has included support for PIF in its OCP-IP interface to maximize customers' IP integration efficiency and optimize on-chip performance.
Sonics has a number of variants to its on-chip networking including SonicsSX, SonicsLX, SNAP and SonicsGN, which it describes as the industry's first and only gigahertz network-on-chip. All are now compatible with PIF.
Customizable dataplane processors (DPUs) from Tensilica (Santa Clara, Calif.) are used in the audio, video, 4G LTE and other subsystems where time-critical data signal processing occurs.
"By working with Sonics, we can provide our customers with an efficient on-chip network, which is particularly useful for cutting edge multicore chip designs," stated Steve Roddy, vice president of marketing and business development at Tensilica, in a statement issued by Sonics.
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