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Licenses Available for Imagination's Ensigma Series4 RPU Cores
By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor
Imagination Technologies (News - Alert) has initiated the licensing process for its Ensigma Series4 radio processor unit or RPU IP core family. The latest Series4 portfolio of RPUs has also been delivered to several key associates.
An extremely competent and high-bandwidth architecture has been unveiled by the latest Series4 RPUs. These devices are compatible with majority of the challenging communications standards in an optimal and low-power deployment. The latest Series4 RPUs incorporate extremely-specialized data processers and a considerably improved internal data fabric, offering extraordinary performance and throughput. The cores are perfect for next generation applications like connected home multimedia and highly developed continuous data roaming.
An exceptional widespread and extremely scalable solution is delivered by the Ensigma Series4 family of RPUs for incorporating international connectivity and broadcast communications competences into SoCs. A broad array of communications standards are completely supported by merging the most recent software programmable radio techniques with a highly developed four generation multi-processor architecture. The Ensigma Series4 family of RPUs is compatible with all 802.11 based Wi-Fi standards; all key broadcast TV receiver, and digital and FM broadcast radio standards.
In a statement, Tony King-Smith, executive vice president for marketing at Imagination, said, "More and more of our licensees, from Tier 1 to specialist product suppliers, are showing intense interest in our latest unique Ensigma Series4 RPUs across a range of markets, as they see the benefits of integrating highly efficient and advanced communications processing on-chip. We have stated for several years that ultimately RPUs will go on-chip just as GPUs have done, and now we're see this trend being acknowledged by our partners across a broadening range of markets. Given the increasingly advanced and complex communications requirements of consumer, industrial and automotive products, the Ensigma RPU is a unique solution ideally suited today's highly competitive markets."
Ensigma Series4 RPUs’ versatile hardware architecture allows scalability of the engine for dealing with everything, right from the tiniest extremely price-sensitive embedded connected processors to the extremely sophisticated connected smart TVs or tablets targeting international markets. The Series4 family of Ensigma RPUs is available in four ranges for offering optimal implementation. They include Ensigma C4xxx cores, Ensigma T4xxx cores, Ensigma R4xxx and Ensigma U4xxx cores.
Edited by Alice Koganova