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AMCCAMCC provides the essential building blocks for the processing, moving and storing of information worldwide. The Power Architecture 400 series of embedded processors delivers high performance and a rich mix of features for Internet, communication, data storage, consumer and imaging applications. The Power Architecture 400 product line has proven, best-in-class-technology and has achieved mass-market acceptance from major networking, storage and consumer OEMs. The company blends systems and software expertise with high-performance, high-bandwidth silicon integration to deliver silicon, hardware and software solutions for global wide area networks (WAN), embedded applications, storage area networks (SAN), and high-growth storage markets such as Serial ATA (SATA) RAID. AMCC's corporate headquarters are located in San Diego, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit our web site at http://www.amcc.com.
Analog Devices IncAnalog Devices, Inc., is a leading supplier of embedded and digital signal processing solutions, from the low power ADSP-21xx DSP families to the high performance Blackfin and TigerSHARC Processors, and from the low cost SHARC® Processors to integrated mixed-signal DSPs that are ideal for an ever-increasing spectrum of applications. Analog Devices’ advances in design provide faster processing, more memory, lower power consumption, and simplified system integration. Analog Devices products and technology provide a competitive edge, complete with expert technical support, comprehensive development tools, and the DSP Collaborative, an independent network of third-party developers. For more information about Analog Devices processors and DSPs, visit http://www.analog.com/processors.
Andes Technology Corporation
Andes Technology Corporation was founded in Hsinchu Science Park in 2005 to develop innovative, high-performance/low-power 32-bit processor cores to serve worldwide rapidly-growing embedded system applications. Andes now delivers the leading low-power CPU cores with integrated development environment and associated software and hardware solutions for SoC development.In order to meet demanding requirements of today's electronic devices, Andes provides customer-configurable software/hardware IP and scalable platforms to respond to customers’ needs for quality products and faster time-to-market. Andes’ comprehensive CPU families, including the leading power-efficient N7 family, the budget-conscious N8 family, the versatile N9 family, the highly efficient Linux processing N10 family, high-performance N12 & N13 family and newly launched SN series, are available to address full range of embedded electronics products, especially for smart and green applications.For more details about Andes 32-bit CPU IP and development tools, please refer to Andes official website: http://www.andestech.com
ARMARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories , high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.
Cirrus LogicCirrus Logic's family of ARM-9 and ARM-7 based general-purpose processor products provide embedded designers with a range of peripheral and feature-set solutions. From computationally intensive control applications with minimal peripheral content, to a complex integrated system that requires a complete range of peripherals, system developers can optimize the ideal peripheral mix and processing capability for their application. This freedom of choice minimizes production costs, speeds time to market, and improves product profitability. Individual products in the Nine-Series family include such highly differentiated features as a hardware floating point unit, integrated 10/100 Ethernet, IDE mass storage interface and 2D graphics acceleration. Find out more when you can visit the Cirrus Logic Web site at: http://www.cirrus.com/en/products/pro/areas/embedded.html.
Critical LinkCritical Link is an embedded systems engineering firm that provides small form factor system-on-modules (SOMs). Its SOMs are easily customized to support a wide range of application needs for industries that include medical, scientific, and industrial instrumentation; industrial automation; test and measurement; and security. The MityDSP SOM family includes modules built around TI’s C6748, C6711 and C645x DSPs, with an optional Xilinx FPGA. The MityDSP-L138 combines both floating point DSP and ARM9 processors, also with an optional FPGA. The MityARM family includes SOMs that support TI ARM (Cortex-A8 32 bit RISC AM335x and ARM9 AM1808) processors. Critical Link SOMs provide a complete and flexible CPU infrastructure for highly integrated embedded systems. A number of boards are also available with development kits. Critical Link’s end-to-end product engineering offerings include design, development, and production services. Critical Link is a Platinum Member of the Texas Instruments Design Network. For more information on Critical Link SOMs, please go to http://www.mitydsp.com.
Digi InternationalDigi International, based in Minneapolis, makes device networking easy by developing products and technologies that are cost effective and easy to use. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Please visit the Digi International site at: http://www.digi.com.
DSPDSP is by its nature a real-time application. Some very focused DSP solutions need only a simple monitor program or executive kernel that cycles through a few tasks, but once there are more than two or three tasks to juggle a real-time operating system is required. 3DSP's RTOS strategy is aimed at enabling customer with best-of-breed real-time solutions in three tiers: "basic", multi-threaded, and POSIX-compatible RTOS's. In the multi-threaded tier, ThreadX from Express Logic is the undisputed industry leader. 3DSP has therefore selected ThreadX as the recommended RTOS for this tier. In a typical complex DSP application, the RTOS has to deal with many interrupts and multi-task between dozens of real-time threads. ThreadX is a robust and proven tool for managing real-time systems on this scale. The 3DSP website is at http://www.3dsp.com.
Freescale SemiconductorFreescale Semiconductor’s host processors containing the Power Architecture® core, ColdFire 68K processors and i.MX processors are ideal foundations for embedded applications. From the beginning, the revolutionary and scalable Power Architecture architecture was designed to meet the diverse needs of solutions ranging from desktop computer CPUs to high-performance, highly integrated embedded MPUs. Host processors containing the Power Architecture core offer a compelling price/performance, extended temperature options, multiprocessing capabilities, high integration levels, instruction set compatibility across the entire product line, and the broadest selection of development tools.
Aggressive price and performance is what's required in the cost-sensitive embedded market. And that's what the 68K/ColdFire processor from Freescale Semiconductor delivers. The ColdFire 68K processors feature a variable-length RISC ColdFire architecture for greater flexibility to lower memory and system costs. Small and inexpensive, the static ColdFire core is also completely synthesizable, and easily integrates with memories, system modules, and peripherals.
As a leader in semiconductors for wireless applications, Freescale Semiconductor engineers the i.MX family of processors for use in smart phones, wireless PDAs, and many other mobile products. Featuring low component count, long battery life, and exceptional performance, i.MX applications processors allow manufacturers to develop cost-effective, wireless-enabled handheld devices with a fuller range of capabilities, such as digital image capture, file sharing, wireless connectivity, and multimedia entertainment. Please visit the Freeescale Semconductor Web site at: http://freescale.com/
Marvell Technology Group LtdMarvell Technology Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. For more information, visit http://www.marvell.com.
Microchip Technology Inc.Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Ariz., Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com.
MIPS TechnologiesMIPS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications. The company drives the broadest architectural alliance that is delivering 32- and 64-bit embedded RISC solutions. The company licenses its intellectual property to semiconductor companies, ASIC developers and system OEMs. MIPS Technologies and its licensees offer the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products. The company is based in Mountain View, CA, and can be reached at +1 (650) 567-5000 or http://www.mips.com.
Oki SemiconductorOki Semiconductor is a complete ARM-based MCU solution provider for designers of consumer, industrial and automotive products. Oki’s Advantage Microcontroller™ products include a variety of 32-bit General Purpose MCUs, Application Specific and Customized Specific products, which are based on ARM7® and ARM9® cores. To support its Advantage Microcontroller products, Oki offers several low-cost development tools and software to help designers to reduce their design time to market. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Oki Semiconductor is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oki Electric Industry Co, Ltd., in Japan. Please vist the Oki web site at http://www.oki.com.
Renesas Electronics America Inc.As a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation, the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers, Renesas Electronics America Inc. is a premiere supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad range of analog and power devices, as well as LCD modules, for the Americas' market.
A primary aim of Renesas Electronics America is to ensure that customers have easy, rapid access to the complete system solutions they need - semiconductors, hardware/software tools, applications assistance, and manufacturing - so they can quickly address market opportunities. Renesas Electronics America measures its success by its customers' success and makes customer satisfaction a number one priority.
A large team of technology experts - backed by an extensive network of sales engineers, sales representatives and distributors - deliver high levels of design service and support to customers. The company also offers manufacturing at the local level, as well as the global manufacturing resources of its parent company. In addition, Renesas Electronics America is the exclusive sales and marketing channel in the Americas for industrial-type active-matrix LCD modules from NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd. For more information about Renesas Electronics America, please visit http://am.renesas.com.
StarCoreStarCore develops and licenses the well-recognized StarCore™ processor architecture to OEMs and semiconductor suppliers as a family of fully synthesizable cores and subsystems. The StarCore cores provide scalable performance at low cost across a wide range of communication and multi-media applications, enabling users to design the right product for their needs. They are provided with a complete set of subsystem intellectual property blocks (memory controllers, interrupt controller, accelerator interface, etc.) to reduce development time. The design is fully synthesizable making it readily transferable from one foundry to another as market and product needs change. http://www.starcore-dsp.com
STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2010, the Company’s net revenues were $10.35 billion. Further information on ST can be found at http://www.st.com.
Synopsys, Inc.Synopsys' DesignWare® ARC® Processor cores includes the DesignWare ARC® EM, ARC 600 and ARC 700 families of 32-bit processor cores, as well as the DesignWare ARC Audio and ARC Video solutions. The ARC processor cores are highly configurable and enable SoC designers to implement a full range of embedded microprocessors optimized for their specific target application. The ARC Audio and ARC Video solutions include highly specialized cores combined with optimized codecs, offering the most complete audio and standard-definition video solutions for SoC designs available in the market. To accelerate the chip development cycle, Synopsys' ARC Processor IP is supported by a complete and integrated development tool suite, including tools for configuration, design and simulation and software development. DesignWare ARC processor cores are also supported by a variety of 3rd-party tools, operating systems and middleware from leading industry vendors, including members of the ARC Access Program. http://www.synopsys.com
TensilicaTensilica, the leading IP supplier in multimedia (audio and video), offers the broadest line of controller, CPU and specialty DSP processors on the market today in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. All Tensilica processor cores are complete with a matching software development tool environment, portfolio of system simulation models, and hardware implementation tool support. While Tensilica’s processors are ideal for standard control functions, they also can take on a much bigger load than conventional 32-bit RISC processors. Xtensa processors can be used to do the “heavy lifting” instead of blocks of RTL. Designers can configure and optimize the Xtensa processors for their exact applications in a fraction of the time that it takes to design and verify RTL. Tensilica’s website is http://www.tensilica.com
The XilinxThe Xilinx comprehensive processing solutions are comprised of a wide variety of critical elements and are based on Platform FPGA devices like the Virtex-4, Virtex-II Pro and Spartan-3 families. These programmable system devices offer designers both hard Power Architecture processor and soft MicroBlaze processor core options to allow one to optimally balance features, price and performance. The comprehensive embedded processing solutions also include the powerful Embedded Development Kit (EDK), Platform Studio Tool Suite, Processor SW libs and IP, evaluation boards, reference designs, support, documentation, and Platform Debug capabilities. For those experiencing shortages in staffing or domain knowledge, our AllianceEmbedded Partners and/or Xilinx Design Services can compliment your development to help you meet your technology and business objectives. The Xilinz website is at: http://www.xilinx.com
Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be – smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. High performance, ARM microprocessors include more than 120 ARM Cortex™-A8 and ARM9® devices. With speeds from 275 MHz up to 1.5 GHz, the Sitara ARM microprocessors give you a range of devices to meet any end application need. Stellaris ARM Cortex™-M microcontrollers provide hundreds more low cost devices ideally suited for real-time control. TI is committed to providing a complete ARM microprocessor solution with a range of performance and power options, as well as a software-compatible roadmap. This compatibility is applicable across the entire Sitara ARM microprocessor family – ARM Cortex-A8 and ARM9 devices – and extends compatibility across TI’s embedded processing portfolio. For more information, visit ti.com/arm.