SANTA CLARA and PALO ALTO, California; August 8, 2002 - DSP
Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG), the world leader in the development and
licensing of Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores and AXYS Design
Automation, Inc. announced today the immediate availability of the fast
cycle-accurate model for the popular TeakLite DSP core from DSP Group. The
simulation model was developed using AXYS Design's MaxCoreâ tool and the
processor description in C-based Language for Instruction Set
Architectures (LISA). The MaxCore model delivers over one million cycles
per second on a 1GHz Pentium host and supports scalable multicore
simulation and debugging. DSP Group's thorough set of hardware test
vectors has been applied to verify the functional match between the
simulation model and its register transfer level (RTL) reference on a
cycle by cycle basis.
Many electronic communication and consumer devices being created for
the current market require Digital Signal Processing capabilities using
limited power supplies and fast processing times to enable these devices
to function efficiently. The TeakLite core is a 16-bit general-purpose DSP
core targeted for applications requiring low power consumption, low
bandwidth and high processing volume such as 2G and 2.5G wireless
communication, as well as Internet audio formats, including MP3 and WMA,
and Voice-over-IP phones. The new model of the TeakLite DSP core is part
of the extensive MaxLibâ library of processor models for AXYS Design's
MaxSimä Developer Suite. With MaxSim, users can create complete,
application-specific platform models with multiple cores as virtual
prototypes for early architecture exploration, pre-silicon embedded
software development and multicore debugging. Early pre-silicon
verification of hardware and software reduces the need for costly silicon
re-spins and accelerates the product development cycle; thereby shortening
the overall time-to-market. In addition to DSP Group's SmartCores™, the
MaxLib library contains a rich set of models for other popular processor
cores and System-on-a-Chip (SoC) components from ARM, MIPS and others.
"Our ongoing collaboration with AXYS Design in the system design
methodology space is part of a strong commitment to our licensees,
enabling them to achieve successful product releases of complex designs in
the shortest possible timeframe." said Eyal Ben-Avraham, VP of Support and
Applications at DSP Group's Ceva Licensing Division. "The newly-released
high performance model is instrumental for efficient architectural
trade-off analysis of multicore platforms, early development of embedded
DSP software and simultaneous verification of hardware and software for
designs incorporating our DSP core."
"The speed of the cycle-accurate and pipeline-accurate TeakLite
simulation model, and the flexibility of our MaxSim multicore modeling
solution, enable hardware-aware software development and trade-off
analysis without compromising accuracy, at the earliest possible time,"
said Frank Schirrmeister, VP of Business Development, AXYS Design. "This
level of accuracy is especially crucial for multi-core platform
architectures incorporating the TeakLite DSP in which pipeline effects can
significantly influence the performance of time-critical DSP
AXYS Design also offers the cycle-accurate TeakLite model as part of
the co-verification models available for the Mentor Graphics Seamless
hardware/software co-verification environment. The new Seamless TeakLite
Processor Support Package (PSP) will be available through the sales and
marketing channels of Mentor Graphics.
At the ARM Partner Meeting, APM, (August 14-15, Cambridge, UK), AXYS
Design and DSP Group will be demonstrating the dual-core MaxSim platform
including DSP Group's TeakLite DSP processor and the ARM926EJ-S
JAVA-enabled processor from ARM. Please visit AXYS Design at the APM
About AXYS Design Automation, Inc.
AXYS® Design Automation, Inc. is a provider of
fast, accurate, and integrated processor and SoC (System-on-a-Chip) C/C++
modeling and simulation solutions for the development of high software
content SoC devices. The use of AXYS Design's tool suites in the
pre?silicon phase substantially shortens the SoC design cycle by enabling
early system integration and embedded software development, thus reducing
NRE cost and time to market.
The MaxSim™ Developer Suite is a tool
enabling the modeling and verification of multi-core SoC designs. The
MaxCore™ Developer Suite is a toolset for the automatic generation of
processor models and software development tools. MaxLib™ is AXYS Design's
growing library of models for popular SoC components. For more
information, visit the AXYS Design web site at http://www.axysdesign.com/.
About DSP Group, Inc.
DSP Group, Inc., is a global leader in the
development and marketing of high-performance, cost-effective, licensable
digital signal processing (DSP) cores. The company's family of DSP cores
provides ideal solutions for low-power, cost-effective applications, such
as cellular, broadband communications, VoIP, multimedia, advanced
telecommunications systems, disk-drive controllers, and other types of
embedded-control applications. By combining its DSP core technologies with
its proprietary, advanced speech-processing algorithms, DSP Group also
delivers a wide range of enabling, application-specific integrated
circuits (ICs) for full-featured, integrated-telephony products and
applications, including spread spectrum wireless technologies. DSP Group
maintains an international presence with offices located around the globe.
More information about DSP Group is available from its Web site at
AXYS, MaxCore and MaxLib are registered trademarks of AXYS Design
Automation, Inc. MaxSim is a trademark of AXYS Design Automation,
PalmDSPCore, Teak, TeakLite and OakDSPCore are registered
trademarks and SmartCores is a trademark of DSP Group, Inc.
brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered
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