BEAVERTON, Ore.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 12, 2007— OCP-IP today announced that the OCP interface is at the heart of the Toshiba Super Companion Chip (SCC). The SCC is not a single-application processor, but spans a range of devices with multiple uses and flexibility, which represents yet another large usage point for the OCP interface.
The SCC is designed to make optimal use of the Cell Broadband
Engine (CBE) and expand its applications to the audiovisual (AV) and
network markets. The SCC realizes the high performance communication
with the CBE, the high band-width DDR2 memory interface and the
hierarchical internal bus having a quality of service (QoS) structure.
Using OCP in SCC chips allows Toshiba designers to build the SCC
independent of specific bus protocols, and of any particular design
implementation. This ensures redeployment of fully reusable
OCP-compliant cores across multiple designs. OCP eliminates the need
to repeatedly modify the core itself, and preserves the verification
and test benches by defining all the core's natural interface
capabilities to be presented in an unchanging, universally understood
Toshiba is a Governing Steering Committee member of OCP-IP.
Demonstrating its support for open standards and specifications,
Toshiba developed the SCC in compliance of the OCP specification.
"Toshiba believes that nothing is more important to achieving
reasonable development costs and shorter time to market with complex
SoC's, than the IP-core interface scheme. For this reason we have
chosen OCP as the standard for Toshiba in the SCC," said Takashi
Yoshimori, Technology Executive SoC Design Toshiba Corporation. "The
SCC is another example of a high-volume production product based on
the OCP specification."
"Standards are only proven through real-world implementations, and
many of our founding members, companies with world-class SoC design
expertise, have adopted OCP and applied it in SoC designs, said Ian
Mackintosh president OCP-IP. "With numerous applications planned, the
use of OCP in the SCC architecture is another prolific illustration of
the support and adoption for the specification throughout the
The OCP International Partnership Association, Inc. (OCP-IP),
formed in 2001, promotes and supports the Open Core Protocol (OCP) as
the complete socket standard ensuring rapid creation and integration
of interoperable virtual components. OCP-IP's Governing Steering
Committee participants include: Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Texas Instruments
(NYSE: TXN), Toshiba Semiconductor Group (including Toshiba America
TAEC), and Sonics. OCP-IP is a non-profit corporation delivering the
first fully supported, openly licensed, core-centric protocol
comprehensively fulfilling system-level integration requirements. The
OCP facilitates IP core reusability and reduces design time, risk, and
manufacturing costs for SoC designs. VSIA endorses the OCP socket, and
OCP-IP is affiliated with VSIA. For additional background and
membership information, visit www.OCPIP.org.
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