NUREMBERG, Germany Ė Dreamchip Electronics Pte Ltd. (Visakhaptnam,
India), a fabless semiconductor company founded in 2012, has announced
plans to provide a family of processor SoCs for tablet computers in
The company has said it is planning to produce three
variants based on a proprietary multicore 32-bit RISC-plus-DSP processor
architecture. The three variants of the architecture Ė named Siddhi,
Vani and Sandesh Ė are each being optimized for a different form of
Siddhi is designed to power a student's e-reader tablet
and is optimized for low-cost, large volume applications. Siddhi-powered
tablets are expected to replace printed text books. Vani is targeted at
a multimedia tablet for students. Sandesh is the high-end SoC optimized
for use in citizen-centric e-governance and e-commerce tablets.
which also provides SoC design services, is working with Sankhya
Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Chennai, India) to create design flows for SoC
design and verification using Sankhya's Teraptor software as a
high-level starting point for system modeling and synthesis.
SoCs are designed to help Indian electronics manufacturers address the
needs of both rural and urban users and the chips will be produced with
reference tablet designs and embedded software supporting to different
"Following the encouraging response from
prospective customers Dreamchip Electronics is initially targeting the
large and fast-growing Indian market. Dreamchip plans to offer the SoCs
globally at a later stage," said Gopi Kumar Bulusu, founder director at
Dreamchip, in a statement.
Prototyping platforms for all three
variants will be available by 3Q13 on the Teraptor and selected
customers are expected to be offered FPGA kits in 1Q14 and test chip
SoCs in 3Q14, the company said.
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