Configurable Embedded Processor

ChipStart enables Engineers looking to implement algorithms traditionally done in hardware in software with the Flexible Architecture Processor. Our “next gen” configurability improves algorithm-to-hardware translation efficiency resulting in much lower area and power while increasing performance in an SOC subsystem design. Having the algorithm is software significantly reduces the chances of needing to respin the hardware.

Our flexible processor architecture is based on innovative “fine-grain” microarchitecture configurability and an expandable instruction set. This flexibility enables a basic architecture to be developed for low power applications. Additional functionality, such as multi-CPU, DSP, floating point, SIMD and custom extensions are added to the base architecture in a simple plug-in style to expand functionality and exactly match each application’s specific needs. This reconfigurable processor also removes unused functionality to keep area and power optimized at all times.

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This product is suitable for a wide range of applications, from ultra-low power communications to high performance multi-core video streaming.

Flexible Architecture Processor Features:

  • High performance
  • 16-bit Expandable Instructions Set
  • 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • Small size (0.16 mm2 @ 130nm)
  • Extreme low power
  • Demand clocking scheme
  • Extensible for additional functionality
  • Supplied as RTL
  • Virtual Memory Support
  • Multi-processing Support
  • Full Tool Suite
    • Compiler (ANSI C)
    • Assembler
    • Linker
    • Debugger
    • Instruction Set Simulator

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