SOURCE: Tensilica, Inc.

Tensilica, Inc.

June 09, 2009 08:13 ET

TranSwitch Integrates Tensilica Xtensa Processors Into Its Atlanta 2000 Gigabit-Rate Communications Processor

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Tensilica,® Inc. today announced that TranSwitch® Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC) has integrated two Xtensa® customizable Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) into its recently introduced Atlanta 2000 gigabit-rate communications processor product family. Atlanta 2000 offers robust gateway routing, security and VoIP capabilities with unmatched performance and power efficiency, enabling customers to develop the next generation of high-performance "green" networking products and services for residential, small office/home office, and small-to-medium-sized business CPE (customer premise equipment) applications.

Atlanta 2000 highlights the versatility of Tensilica's DPUs. Although Tensilica is best known for its dominant position for the SOC (system-on-chip) dataplane applications, the Atlanta 2000 is an example of how Tensilica's customizable DPUs can also be utilized as cores for the most demanding embedded CPU applications. Tensilica's FLIX (Flexible Length Instruction eXtensions) technology enabled TranSwitch to integrate two 3-issue VLIW (very long instruction word) CPUs, each capable of issuing three independent operations per cycle at a 400 MHz clock rate equivalent to a 1.2 GHz conventional scalar CPU.

"Atlanta 2000 is the latest and most advanced addition to our field-proven communications processor family," stated William McDonald, director of marketing at TranSwitch. "By leveraging the multi-issue, VLIW capability of Tensilica's processors, we have realized a best-in-class communications processor with plenty of headroom to spare for the most demanding secure broadband gateway, SSL/TLS and IPSec VPN acceleration, and micro-PBX applications."

"Atlanta 2000 is evidence that semiconductor and systems companies can achieve best-in-class performance at the lowest power through rapid and automated processor core customization," stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica's vice president of marketing and business development.

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc. -- the leader in customizable dataplane processors -- is a semiconductor IP licensor recognized by the Gartner Group as the fastest growing semiconductor IP supplier in 2008. Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of CPUs and DSPs while delivering 10-to-100-times the performance because they can be customized using Tensilica's automated design tools to meet specific dataplane performance targets. Tensilica's DPUs power SOC designs of five out of the top 10 semiconductor companies and system OEMs for products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including digital TV, BD players, broadband set top boxes and portable media players), computers, and storage, networking and communications equipment. For more information on Tensilica's patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit

About TranSwitch Corporation

TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC) designs, develops and markets innovative semiconductors and technologies that provide core functionality and complete solutions for voice, data and video communications network equipment. As a leading supplier to telecom, datacom, cable television and wireless markets, TranSwitch customers include the major OEMs that serve the worldwide public network, the Internet, and corporate Wide Area Networks (WANs). TranSwitch devices are inherently flexible, many incorporating embedded programmable microcontrollers to rapidly meet customers' new requirements or evolving network standards by modifying a function via software instruction. TranSwitch implements global communications standards in its VLSI solutions and is committed to providing high-quality products and services. TranSwitch, Shelton, CT, is an ISO 9001:2000 registered company. For more information, visit

Editors' Notes:

--  Tensilica and Xtensa are registered trademarks belonging to Tensilica
    Inc. TranSwitch and Atlanta are registered trademarks of TranSwitch
    Corporation. All other company and product names mentioned are trademarks
    and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
--  Tensilica's announced licensees include:  ADDMM, Afa Technologies,
    ALPS,  Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, AMD (ATI), Avision, Bay
    Microsystems, Brocade, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, CMC Microsystems, Conexant
    Systems, Design Art Networks, DS2, EE Solutions, Epson, ETRI, FUJIFILM
    Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd., Hudson Soft,
    iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, IDT, Intel, Juniper Networks, LG
    Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell,  NEC Laboratories
    America, NEC Corporation, Neterion, Nethra Imaging, Nippon Telephone and
    Telegraph (NTT), NuFront, NVIDIA, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd.,  Panasonic
    Mobile, Penstar, Plato Networks, PnpNetwork Technologies, PowerLayer
    Microsystems, Samsung, SiBEAM, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch,
    TranSwitch Corporation, Triductor Technology, UpZide, Valens Semiconductor,
    Validity Sensors, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), WiLinx, and XM Radio.

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