LONDON Event-driven processor startup XMOS Semiconductor Ltd. (Bristol, England), which launched its first chip in Q1 2008, claims it already has 400 customers using its processors and that it is adding 50 customers per month.
XMOS processors implement computational code, DSP functions, control software such as state machines or handle I/O operations. The configuration of the silicon is done in the C language using design tools available in web-hosted and desktop versions.
The company's first product was the four-core XS1-G4. The company has now begun shipping the two-cored XS1-G2. This is code-compatible with the XS1-G4 device, provides 800-MIPs of performance.
"This shipment marks the latest milestone in the rollout of our XS1-G family. We now have more than 400 customers working with our event-driven processors and we are adding over 50 new customers a month," said James Foster, president and CEO of XMOS, in a statement. "First customers for the G2 have already been working with G4 devices to develop digital audio products that implement DSP algorithms with 24-bit, 192-kHz sample rates over a broad range of programmable interfaces."
The XS1-G2 device is available in a 144-pin BGA package. Prices range from $15.10 each for samples to $10.60 each for quantities greater than 2,500 pieces.
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