SOURCE: Sonics, Inc.

Sonics, Inc.

February 01, 2011 07:00 ET

DesignArt Networks Selects SonicsMX for High-Powered, Next-Generation Mobile Base Station SoC Platform

Sonics Teams With Leading 4G Infrastructure SoC Innovator to Deliver Company's Most Complex, Powerful Mobile Infrastructure Design

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - Sonics, Inc.®, the world's number one supplier of on-chip communications IP, today announced that its SonicsMX™ on-chip network has been selected by DesignArt Networks -- the leading provider of single-chip 4G base station SoCs -- for use in the company's line of 4G SoC platforms for compact high-performance, high-capacity mobile base stations. 

"Our multi-layer, multi-core SoC platforms are powering highly integrated and compact 4G bases station designs, where performance, size, power consumption and cost are all critical," said Assaf Touboul, co-founder and CTO of DesignArt Networks. "We selected Sonics to provide the on-chip network for the DAN3000 SoC platform design, streamlining highly congested data throughput, and helping us achieve the performance and design flexibility pivotal for delivering advanced 4G base stations."

SonicsMX on-chip network helps manage multiple high traffic profiles and high data throughput on-chip, maintaining optimal performance and superior power efficiencies throughout the SoC design process. SonicsMX was first introduced for cell phone applications and over the years became widely available for an ever broader array of next-generation wireless, digital consumer, office automation and automotive applications. Today, SonicsMX is the most widely used commercially available on-chip network for high-end, performance-driven SoCs.

"SonicsMX has long been chosen for some of the world's leading-edge, high-end SoCs for wireless as well as a wide array of consumer and advanced video processing applications," said Jack Browne, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Sonics. "DesignArt delivers the most powerful and highly integrated SoC platform designs for the advanced mobile broadband infrastructure and depends on Sonics to dramatically minimize design risk, provide a high degree of design flexibility, and achieve the highest performance levels throughout the intricate design process. It was a winning combination and we are pleased to be part of DesignArt's global success."

About DesignArt Networks
DesignArt Networks Ltd is the leading supplier of highly integrated System-on-Chip (SoC) infrastructure solutions for the evolving mobile radio access network (RAN). Based on a flexible and powerful multi-layer, multi-core architecture, DAN open SoC platforms integrate in a single SoC product all four processing layers required for the design of any type of mobile RAN infrastructure product, ranging from base stations, radio heads, backhaul systems, and up to fully integrated multi-sector 4G base station systems with zero-cost self-backhaul -- on just one chip. DesignArt provides a single powerful integrated system development framework, including full-featured and trial-ready software applications. Vendors benefit from the resulting low-cost, yet powerful and flexible product portfolio, while drastically reducing R&D and life-cycle expenses, and optimizing time-to-market. Operators benefit from best-of-breed, yet compact RAN equipment with an absolute minimum of power consumption. For more information, visit

About Sonics
Sonics, Inc. is a pioneer of network-on-chip (NoC) technology and today offers SoC designers the largest portfolio of intelligent, on-chip communications solutions for home entertainment, wireless, networking and mobile devices. With a broad array of silicon-proven IP, Sonics helps designers eliminate memory bottlenecks associated with complex, high-speed SoC design, streamline and unify data flows and solve persistent network challenges in embedded systems with multiple cores. As the leading supplier of on-chip communications networks, Sonics has enabled its customers to ship more than one billion units worldwide. Founded in 1996, Sonics is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. with offices worldwide. For more information, please visit and

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