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MIPS Technologies releases 32-bit hard cores.

Worldwide Computer Products News-10 April 2001-MIPS Technologies releases 32-bit hard cores (C)1995-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

California-based MIPS Technologies Inc has introduced 'hard core' versions of its MIPS32 4Kc and 4Km 32-bit processor cores.

The new hard cores are a result of a strategic alliance formed last year between MIPS and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) to optimise the entire line-up of MIPS' processor cores for TSMC's CMOS fabrication processes.

Features of the 4Kc hard core include 16K instruction and data caches, a TLB memory management unit and a die size of less than 7sq/mm when using TSMC's 0.18-micron process. The other new hard core, the 4Km, offers 8K instruction and data caches, a fixed address translation memory management unit and a die size of less than 4.7sq/mm when using TSMC's 0.18-micron process.

Both hard cores also feature low power consumption and a typical performance of over 200MHz delivering more than 280 DMIPS.

The 4Kc hard core is available now for licensing while the 4Km hard core will be available in May. Pricing details were not disclosed.

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