Montage licenses Arteris interconnect IP for STB SoCs

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 
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Montage Technology Licenses Arteris FlexNoC Interconnect IP for Set-Top Box (STB) Systems-on-Chip (SoCs)

  • Network-on-chip interconnect IP enables optimal DRAM efficiency and quality-of-service (QoS)

CAMPBELL, Calif. — Arteris Inc., the inventor and only supplier of silicon-proven commercial network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP solutions, today announced that Montage Technology, maker of digital set-top box (STB) systems-on-chip, has licensed Arteris FlexNoC IP for use in its next generation chipsets.

Montage Technology chose Arteris FlexNoC primarily for the ability to easily arbitrate the flows of high bandwidth and low latency on-chip traffic competing for dynamic random access memory (DRAM) access in their chipsets. In particular, the combination of Arteris FlexNoC’s QoS features with FlexNoC’s FlexMem memory scheduler provided an extremely effective but easy-to-configure means to manage SoC quality of service.

“Our set-top box chipsets manage competing requirements for high bandwidth video streams and low latency on-chip communications. Arteris FlexNoC’s quality-of-service and data traffic arbitration features are expected to be the best of any on-chip interconnect IP solution available,” said CT Chen, VP of SoC Engineering of Montage Technology.

“Montage Technology’s license of Arteris FlexNoC is validation of our interconnect QoS technology’s ability to provide optimal system-wide performance and DRAM utlization,” said K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris. “We look forward to working with the Montage team to help spread these benefits throughout their STB product lines.”