Sunplus Core Technology Speeds Prototype Verification of Multimedia ICs with S2C's FPGA Prototyping System

Sunplus Achieves Significant Productivity and Time-to-Market Benefits

Shanghai, China – September 9, 2011 – Sunplus Core Technology (SCT) offers 32-bit embedded processor and VLIW DSP chips for a broad range of multimedia applications with rich features, such as networking, audio/video codec and many other capabilities. To ensure that these chips function correctly, FPGA-based prototype boards from S2C are used for hardware verification, software integration, and system validation of key IP blocks, design modules and entire chips. By deploying SpringSoft's new Probe Visualizer with off-the-shelf prototype boards, SCT engineers are able to increase design visibility and simplify debug of high-speed, low-power chip designs and interfaces for a variety of camera, LCD monitor and microphone/speaker systems.

"Multimedia ICs are pushing the limits of functionality and system integration today to power the next-generation of high quality, intelligent surveillance systems. Because these chips are more complex than ever before, prototype verification is now a critical part of the development methodology," said Henry Lee, CTO from Sunplus Core Technology. "While current FPGA debug solutions do not adequately address the magnitude of this challenge, SpringSoft's ProtoLink approach helps to reduce the verification burden with better visibility and cuts debug time by one third to one week for faster debug turnaround."

About Sunplus Core Technology

Sunplus Core Technology, established in October 2007, is an IC design firm specializing in programmable platform solutions. Formed by professional elites from Sunplus (S + core CPU team) and ITRI (PAC DSP team), SCT possess unique expertise in 32-bit CPU and VLIW DSP which could be accommodated to a range of multimedia application with rich features such as networking, audio/video codec and many other solutions.

About SpringSoft

SpringSoft, Inc. (TAIEX: 2473) is a global supplier of specialized automation technologies that accelerate engineers during the design, verification and debug of complex digital, analog and mixed-signal ICs, ASICs, microprocessors, and SoCs. Its award-winning product portfolio features the Novas™ Functional Closure and Laker™ Custom IC Design solutions used by more than 400 of today's leading IDM and fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, and electronic systems OEMs. Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, SpringSoft is the largest company in Asia specializing in IC design software and a recognized industry leader in customer service with more than 400 employees located in multiple R&D sites and local support offices around the world. For more information, visit www.springsoft.com.

About S2C

Founded and headquartered in San Jose, California, S2C has been successfully delivering rapid SoC prototyping solutions since 2003. S2C provides:

  • Rapid SoC FPGA-based prototyping hardware and automation software
  • Prototype Ready™ IP, Platforms, and Accessories
  • System-level design verification and acceleration

S2C's value is our singular focus on SoC/ASIC development. Our highly qualified engineering team and customer-focused sales force understands our customers’ SoC development needs. S2C’s unique FPGA-based solution, using our patented TAI IP technology, enables designers to quickly assemble FPGA-based SoC prototypes on S2C FPGA boards. This gives customers an early start on software development, typically the long pole item in development schedules. Combining rapid prototyping methodologies with a comprehensive portfolio of Prototype Ready IP and advanced verification and acceleration solutions, S2C solutions greatly reduces the SoC design cycle.

In addition to the headquarters in San Jose, CA, S2C currently has 4 direct offices located in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen China and HsinChu, Taiwan. S2C is also the organizer of the annual SoCIP seminar and exhibition in China, which brings SoC designers from the Asia-Pacific region together with international silicon IP and SoC solution vendors. For more information, visit www.s2cinc.com.

Contacts for S2C:

Steve Pollock, S2C, USA, Phone: +1 408 600-0547 Email: stevep@s2cinc.com
Michel Cao, S2C, China, Phone: +86 21 6887 9287 Email: michelc@s2cinc.com

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