Lucent Licenses TriMedia Core
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Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Group has licensed the TM32 VLIW (very longinstruction word) processor core from TriMedia Technologies to power network accessdevices, the companies said today.
The 32-bit VLIW embedded core will be integrated into Lucent’s system-on-a-chip(SOC) portfolio and will likely be used in such devices as residential gateways andset-top boxes.
San Jose-based TriMedia develops VLIW processor technology. The company claims itsarchitecture is currently used in more than 50 appliances such as digital television,analog television, advanced STBs and video recorders.
Lucent, based in Murray Hill, N.J., said the TriMedia core will expand its capabilitiesusing programmable core technologies for next-generation communications equipmentapplications. The company currently licenses ARM microprocessor cores as well as theStarCore SC140 digital signal processor (DSP) core.
“Lucent’s system-on-a-chip development tools and portfolio, now expanded withTriMedia’s TM32 VLIW core implemented in Lucent’s COM2 modular fabrication process, willhelp TriMedia-embedded systems designers bring to market high performance, next-generationsystems solutions more quickly,” said Cees Hartgring, president and chief executiveofficer of TriMedia, in a statement.
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