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Home > Press > Toshiba licenses IMECís power-efficient, flexible processor technology

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IMEC, Europe's leading independent nanoelectronics research institute today announced that Toshiba, world-leading integrated device manufacturer, has licensed IMEC technology for designing power-efficient, flexible processors in a single- and multiprocessor architecture. The agreement concerns IMEC's ADRES reconfigurable processor template, the DRESC compiler, and the MPSoC (multi-processor system-on-chip) suite of design tools. Toshiba will also cooperate with IMEC to develop processors and tools that enable gigabit/s demodulation.

Toshiba licenses IMECís power-efficient, flexible processor technology

Leuven, Belgium | Posted on October 13th, 2008

ADRES (Architecture for Dynamically Reconfigurable Embedded Systems) is a processor architecture designed for wireless and multimedia processing in single- and multiprocessor systems. ADRES processors are suited for future mobile terminals, such as software-defined radios. They combine state-of-the-art power efficiency, excellent performance, and flexibility.



Through an XML template, designers can create the ADRES processor instance that is best suited for their applications. And applications for an ADRES processor can be completely programmed in a high-level programming language (C) and compiled with the DRESC compiler, included in the license. This is of key importance for short time-to-market.



MPSoC is a suite of tools to help build and map applications for multiprocessor platforms. The suite's first toolset, called CleanC, allows designers to write sequential, high-level code that is optimized for parallelization. The second toolset then enables mapping the sequential C code on a multiprocessor platform. MPSoC relieves the designers of having to code synchronization, data communication between threads, and memory organization. Thanks to the parallelization tools, for instance, several multithreaded versions of the same application can be explored in a short time. This greatly reduces the application complexity and design time, enabling designers to bring multiprocessor based embedded-system platforms faster to the market.



"Before entering into this agreement, Toshiba thoroughly evaluated the IMEC technology. It then decided not only to license ADRES and MPSoC, but also to cooperate with IMEC to develop processors and tools that enable gigabit/s demodulation. This testifies that IMEC's research into efficient embedded multiprocessor systems is world-class", said Rudy Lauwereins, Vice President Nomadic Embedded Systems at IMEC.



"We are confident that IMEC's dynamic reconfigurable processor technology will bring significant advantage to the development of our wireless baseband SoCs in terms of design time, flexibility and area;" said Tohru Furuyama, General Manager of Center for Semiconductor Research & Development at Toshiba. "We are looking forward to collaborating with IMEC which will allow us to leverage on the expertise and knowledge of IMEC's research team and enable us to also provide valuable technologies and products to our customers."

More information on ADRES:

www2.imec.be/imec_com/adres-reconfigurable-processor-template.php

More information on MPSOC tools:

www2.imec.be/imec_com/mpsoc_methods_tools.php

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About IMEC
IMEC is a world-leading independent research center in nanoelectronics and nanotechnology. IMEC vzw is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, has a sister company in the Netherlands, IMEC-NL, offices in the US, China and Taiwan, and representatives in Japan. Its staff of more than 1600 people includes more than 500 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2007, its revenue (P&L) was EUR 244.5 million.

IMECís More Moore research aims at semiconductor scaling towards sub-32nm nodes. With its More than Moore research, IMEC looks into technologies for nomadic embedded systems, wireless autonomous transducer solutions, biomedical electronics, photovoltaics, organic electronics and GaN power electronics.

IMECís research bridges the gap between fundamental research at universities and technology development in industry. Its unique balance of processing and system know-how, intellectual property portfolio, state-of-the-art infrastructure and its strong network worldwide position IMEC as a key partner for shaping technologies for future systems.

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