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MIPS-based platform enables advanced PON apps

Posted: 21 Mar 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:processor? PON? MIPS? K-micro? VoIP?

MIPS Technologies Inc. announced that Kawasaki Microelectronics (K-micro) is extending its reach into the PON market with the MIPS-based Topaz advanced computing subsystem for SoCs. Powered by MIPS32 24Kc and 24Kf processors, Topaz enables PON designers to bring high-performance applications to market quickly and efficiently.

MIPS' low-power 24K cores offer 660MHz performance in a 90nm G process, minimizing design time and reducing product costs. They are suitable for home entertainment applications as well as portable, battery-powered consumer devices. The 24Kf core includes an integrated, high-performance IEEE 754-compliant floating point unit which has a certified EEMBC Basic floating-point score of more than 1300 Iterations/MHz.

"In a competitive PON environment, the ability to deliver complex, high-performance products to market quickly and cost-effectively is critical to a company's success," said Brad Holtzinger, VP of worldwide sales at MIPS Technologies. "K-micro's MIPS-Based Topaz platform provides a suitable design environment for advanced PON applications."

"The 24K core family is acknowledged throughout the industry for its performance, reliability and low power consumption. K-micro has developed an effective platform to enable our customers to implement additional functions such as home gateway, home networks, VoIP and WLAN in their SoC designs," said Hideki Yoneda, executive VP of business development, K-micro America. "After analyzing our requirements, we concluded that the 24K cores were vital to our PON strategy moving forward."

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