Established in March 2002, the program promotes close working relationships between IBM and leading third-party Intellectual Property (IP) vendors and their ASIC customers, helping to ensure first-time-right designs are completed right the first time, and rapid time to market of chips for advanced electronic systems products for their ASIC customers. It fosters close working relationships between IBM and select third-party providers such as QualCore Logic to facilitate customer utilization of IP that has been proven in IBM's leading ASIC manufacturing technologies.
"High-end systems developers are demanding best-in-class third party IP that is known to work in leading semiconductor processes," says Mahendra Jain, president of QualCore Logic. We are pleased to offer a new path to customer success through the IBM IP Collaboration Program."
Recognized by electronics industry analysts as critical to the design and manufacture of next-generation expensive products, third-party IP licensing mechanisms have been developed to address requirements for specific electronic functions that require in-depth, application-specific design expertise. With the IBM IP Collaboration Program, third-party IP is available for licensing directly from IBM program members, including QualCore Logic, to integrate into ASICs manufactured by IBM.
"The IP Collaboration Program has been well received by customers who require a range of design and manufacturing options to meet design and time-to-market goals," notes Tom Reeves, vice president, Semiconductor Products and Solutions , IBM Systems & Technology Group. "It increases offerings in the IBM library of technical solutions and helps enable select third-party providers such as QualCore Logic to offer their solutions within the IBM design methodology."
Qualcore Logic IP block to be made available are M8051TC (Configurable 8-bit Microcontroller), M8051TCX (Configurable 8-bit Microcontroller with Extended Addressing), V9901OCPv (12S Controller with OCP Interface), Memory controller V8101 (AHB Based), V6001 (AMBA AHB - APB Bus Bridge),V8102 (Xtensa TM - PIF to AMBA AHB Bus Bridge), V1002x (Xtensa TM - PIF to OCP AMBA OCP Interface), M16550APB (UART with FIFO and with APB Bus Interface), M8254APB (Interval Timer with APB Bus Interface), M146818APB (Real Time Clock with APB Bus Interface).
About QualCore Logic
Founded in 1994 as the Virtual IP Group, QualCore Logic provides ASIC design implementation and delivery of packaged and tested digital, mixed-signal and analog systems-on-chip (SoCs), based on silicon-proven IP. It can take an engineering or register transfer level (RTL) specification to GDSII through final silicon, and has designed 10-million gate chips implemented in .13 micron and other process technologies. It operates design and support centers in Sunnyvale, Calif., Plano, Texas, and Hyderabad, India. Corporate headquarters is located at: 1289 Anvilwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, Calif. 94089. Telephone: (408) 541-0730. Facsimile: (408) 541-0731. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web Site: http://www.qualcorelogic.com.
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