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Xiran has selected the ARCtangent for integration into its new DirectPath Engine, an SoC designed to offer gigabit-per-second wirespeed server throughput
Xiran has selected the ARCtangent for integration into its new DirectPath Engine, an SoC designed to offer gigabit-per-second wirespeed server throughput in content delivery and network storage applications. "Xiran selected the ARCtangent microprocessor core for two reasons", said Jean-Claude Toma, Vice President of Marketing.
"The configurability of the ARC core made it possible for Xiran's designers to add instructions and tune the already powerful RISC instruction set to offload a diverse set of network and transport protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, RTP, RDT and iSCSI to our DirectPath Engine (DPE) System IC.
The availability of tools from ARC helped us to validate the chip and offer OEMs an opportunity to add more application code to the device, further differentiating our DPE-enabled products.
In addition, the ARC cores were extremely compact in terms of transistor count, helping us to minimise chip size without compromising on performance.
Xiran's ARC-based DPE was the key technology behind our winning the AIM award for the best-in-breed content delivery solutions at this year's National Association of Broadcaster (NAB) Conference", Toma added.
"Xiran's design really showcases the benefits of configurable IP", said Mike Gulett, President and CEO or ARC International.
"They've come up with a unique symmetrical processing capability which minimises system latency.
Making it possible for all the processors to see and access all data in cache memory all the time provides an exceptionally high performance environment for content and data delivery applications".
The ARCtangent, a user-customisable RISC/DSP core for ASIC and SoC products, comes with a highly optimised toolchain.
The MetaWare tool suite fully supports the capabilities of the ARCtangent processor including multiprocessor debugging and extensibility for processor customisation.
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