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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Aquantia Licenses Diamond Standard 108Mini for Next-Generation 10GE Over Copper IC

Aquantia Corp. of Milpitas, Calif., has licensed the Diamond Standard 108Mini processor core for their 10 Gigabit Ethernet physical layer transceiver chip design. Aquantia is developing chips which will enable the upcoming 10GBASE-T standard for operation over familiar UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cabling.

"We liked Tensilica’s Diamond 108Mini because it gave us the performance we needed in a small form factor,” stated Ramin Shirani, vice president of engineering, Aquantia. “With its small footprint and minimal power requirements, the Diamond 108Mini is well suited for general control applications."

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Lucid Licenses Diamond 212GP Controller Core

Lucid Information Technology, Ltd., of Kfar Netter, Israel, has licensed Tensilica's Diamond Standard 212GP general-purpose processor core for a new scalable multi-GPU chip design project. The Diamond 212GP is a flexible mid-range RISC controller that includes instruction and data caches, a 16-bit multiply-accumulator, DSP functions and zero-overhead loop support. The Diamond 212GP also includes a single-cycle latency local interface bus. This processor core provides 40 percent better performance and 30 percent lower power than an ARM946E-S processor.

"We particularly liked the in-bound DMA capability of the Diamond Standard series,” stated Moshe Steiner, CEO, Lucid. “With this feature we are able to realize significantly higher computational and data throughput when compared to alternative architectures."

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Monday, April 17, 2006

See Diamond SW Tools Demo

Want a peek at the great software tools for our Diamond Standard series? Then check out Demos on Demand at