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ETRI selects Tensilica processor for wireless design

Posted: 26 Sep 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute? Xtensa? processor? wireless multimedia SoC design? system on a chip design?

The Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has selected Tensilica Inc.'s Xtensa configurable processor to be used on a next-generation wireless multimedia SoC design it is currently developing. ETRI is a non-profit government-supported technology center and is also Korea's premier SoC design resource.

The Xtensa microprocessor architecture provides an integrated hardware and software development environment with thousands of configuration options and an unlimited range of customer-specific extensions. The environment enables designers to tune the processor for their particular application. With a graphical interface, designers can utilize Tensilica's processor generator to create customized MPU solutions with specialized functions and instructions.

"Our goal is to investigate and employ leading-edge technology that can give Korean companies a competitive advantage in the marketplace," said Dr. Hanjin Cho, project leader of SoC design team, ETRI. "After an extensive evaluation, we picked the Xtensa processor for our wireless multimedia SoC designs. Tensilica's Xtensa processor allows us to add custom instructions so we can rapidly employ new features and produce designs with lower power and longer battery life."

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