OXFORDSHIRE, England—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 4, 2006— Celoxica (LSE: CXA) today announced the deployment of its multimedia, video and imaging (MVI) intellectual property (IP) solutions by Sagem Defense Securite (Sagem-DS), a part of the SAFRAN Group of high-technology companies and leading provider of defense and security electronics. Celoxica technology was used by hardware and software teams and the product design was targeted at a Cyclone II/ Nios II FPGA based system-on-programmable-chip (SOPC) from Altera Corporation.
Sagem-DS identified Celoxica as the only ESL provider delivering
the global coverage, the mix of tools and IP and the design flow
compatible with their development methodologies. The design teams used
Celoxica technology to accelerate the development and deployment of
ground defense systems, streamline design flows and integrate
off-the-shelf programmable MVI IP with proprietary, in-house IP. The
end product was a configurable and upgradeable platform for
battlefield optronics with real-time performance, compact form factor
and low power consumption.
"We have led the development of defense optronics for more than 30
years through a continual program of research and innovation," said a
spokesperson for Sagem Defense Securite. "Our investment in Celoxica's
system level design technology is a part of that on-going process and
has delivered benefits in terms of reduced design times and increased
product design flexibility."
Sagem-DS engineers made extensive use of Celoxica's PixelStreams
product, an imaging framework and library of source level MVI IP that
applies high-level language design and synthesis techniques to
substantially reduce development time. The parameterizable nature of
PixelStreams IP enabled Sagem-DS to quickly optimize and configure the
IP to their specific product requirements. Chip implementation was
enabled by connecting PixelStreams to Celoxica's DK Design Suite and
SOPC Builder tool from Altera. The end product is a completely
reprogrammable and upgradeable optronics solution that also provides a
common platform for future derivative products.
"For such a demanding product specification the combination of
Celoxica technology and MVI IP targeting FPGA was the optimal choice.
Sagem-DS engineers have brought together off-the-shelf solutions with
their own expertise and know-how to create a truly exceptional
product," said Edouard Vincent, engineering manager for Celoxica.
A leader in electronic system level design (ESL) and FPGA-based
Accelerated Computing, Celoxica is enabling the next generation of
advanced electronic products by producing tools, boards, IP and
services that turn software into silicon. Celoxica technology raises
design abstraction to the algorithm level, accelerating productivity
and lowering risk and costs by programming semiconductor hardware
directly from C-based software descriptions. Adding to a growing
installed base, Celoxica provides the world's most widely used C-based
behavioral design and synthesis solutions to companies developing
products in markets such as consumer electronics, defense and
aerospace, automotive, industrial and security. Celoxica is a publicly
traded company on the Alternative Investment Market of the London
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