Network-on-chip interconnect IP enables optimal DRAM efficiency and quality-of-service (QoS)
CAMPBELL, Calif. — Arteris Inc., the inventor and only supplier of silicon-proven commercial network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP solutions, today announced that Montage Technology, maker of digital set-top box (STB) systems-on-chip, has licensed Arteris FlexNoC IP for use in its next generation chipsets.
Montage Technology chose Arteris FlexNoC primarily for the ability to easily arbitrate the flows of high bandwidth and low latency on-chip traffic competing for dynamic random access memory (DRAM) access in their chipsets. In particular, the combination of Arteris FlexNoC’s QoS features with FlexNoC’s FlexMem memory scheduler provided an extremely effective but easy-to-configure means to manage SoC quality of service.
“Our set-top box chipsets manage competing requirements for high bandwidth video streams and low latency on-chip communications. Arteris FlexNoC’s quality-of-service and data traffic arbitration features are expected to be the best of any on-chip interconnect IP solution available,” said CT Chen, VP of SoC Engineering of Montage Technology.
“Montage Technology’s license of Arteris FlexNoC is validation of our interconnect QoS technology’s ability to provide optimal system-wide performance and DRAM utlization,” said K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris. “We look forward to working with the Montage team to help spread these benefits throughout their STB product lines.”
Arteris, Inc. provides Network-on-Chip interconnect IP and tools to accelerate System-on-Chip semiconductor (SoC) assembly for a wide range of applications. Rapid semiconductor designer adoption by customers such as Samsung, Altera, and Texas Instruments has resulted in Arteris being the only semiconductor IP company to be ranked in the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists in 2012 and 2013. Customer results obtained by using the Arteris product line include lower power, higher performance, more efficient design reuse and faster SoC development, leading to lower development and production costs. More information can be found at www.arteris.com.
Montage Technology is a global fabless provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions currently addressing the home entertainment and cloud computing markets. In the home entertainment market, Montage's technology platform enables the company to design highly integrated end-to-end solutions with customized software for set-top boxes. These solutions optimize signal processing performance under demanding operating conditions typically found in emerging market environments. In the cloud computing market, Montage offers high performance, low power memory interface solutions that enable memory intensive server applications. Its technology platform approach allows Montage to provide integrated solutions that meet the expanding needs of customers through continuous innovation, efficient design and rapid product development. For more information regarding Montage please visit the Company's website at http://www.montage-tech.com.
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