Ubicom(R) Raises Performance with New StreamEngine(R) Processor for Digital Home Applications.The StreamEngine 7000[TM] Processor Family Doubles Networking Performance and Extends Media Capabilities
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Ubicom[R], Inc., a leading provider of communications processor and software solutions, has introduced a new family of StreamEngine[R] processors for home networking and connected media devices. The StreamEngine 7000[TM] family is software-compatible with the popular StreamEngine 5000[TM] family and delivers higher performance with lower power in a smaller package and a reduced bill of materials The list of components that make up a system. For example, a bill of materials for a house would include the cement block, lumber, shingles, doors, windows, plumbing, electric, heating and so on. .
The UBICOM32[TM] multithreaded multithreaded - multithreading architecture has been enhanced and extended to increase the amount of work done per clock cycle by 20 percent and push the maximum clock frequency above 500MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. . When compared with a traditional single-threaded RISC processor, designers can expect two to three times the performance at the same frequency for most applications. The number of hardware threads has increased from 10 to 12, allowing more work to be done in parallel and enabling support for a wider range of interface options via Ubicom's software I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output technology. Further DSP (1) (Digital Signal Processor) A special-purpose CPU used for digital signal processing applications (see definition #2 below). It provides ultra-fast instruction sequences, such as shift and add, and multiply and add, which are commonly used in math-intensive instruction set additions and enhancements make audio and video applications less processor-intensive. Two gigabit interfaces are now supported for the most demanding networking applications.
Supported by Ubicom's software development kit (SDK (Software Developer's Kit) See developer's toolkit and Windows SDK.
SDK - Software Developers Kit (or "Software Development Kit"). ), designers can immediately take advantage of the library of reference applications already developed for 802.11n home networking and connected media endpoints to complete high-quality products with a minimum of engineering investment. An open industry standards-based Portable Operating System Interface (operating system, standard) Portable Operating System Interface - (POSIX) A set of IEEE standards designed to provide application portability between Unix variants. IEEE 1003.1 defines a Unix-like operating system interface, IEEE 1003. (POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX) An IEEE 1003.1 standard that defines the language interface between application programs and the Unix operating system. ) now allows developers to rapidly deploy existing and off-the-shelf applications while taking advantage of Ubicom's multithreaded system.
"The StreamEngine 7000 family of processors extends Ubicom's innovative architecture," said Joseph Byrne, senior analyst at The Linley Group. "The StreamEngine processors can deliver much higher performance per clock than standard RISC processors because of Ubicom's optimized hardware and software architecture. The company eases system design by providing complete reference designs and standards-based software APIs."
"The demand for high-performance embedded processing continues to grow as 802.11n networking increases in popularity and network-connected media endpoints become more prevalent," said Keith Morris, vice president of marketing at Ubicom. "The StreamEngine 7000 family of processors allows us to address the needs of our customers and the rapidly changing digital home market."
TheStreamEngine 7000 family of processors is sampling now, with volume production in Q4 2008. For more information, visit www.ubicom.com/ip7000.
About Ubicom, Inc.
Ubicom develops communications and media processor and software platforms that address the unique demands of real-time interactive applications and multimedia content delivery in the digital home. The company provides optimized system-level solutions to OEMs for a wide range of products including wireless routers, access points, bridges, VoIP gateways, connected digital photo frames, streaming media devices, and other network devices. Ubicom's unique multithreaded processor design, real-time operating system (operating system) Real-Time Operating System - (RTOS) Any operating system where interrupts are guaranteed to be handled within a certain specified maximum time, thereby making it suitable for control of hardware in embedded systems and other time-critical applications. , and application-level solutions combine to ensure a high-quality user experience with unprecedented ease of use. Ubicom is a venture-backed, privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. with corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit www.ubicom.com.
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