Accesses the net the time: On August 1, 2006
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The Italian law semiconductor (ST) an official disclosed on the other day that, in the purpose in coming law semiconductor Nomadik multimedia processor platform, had not integrated many CPU, DSP as well as the subsystem on the single chip. At the design automation congress (Design Automation Conference) on, Italian law semiconductor SoC platform automation inspector general Pierre Paulin indicated that, plans integrates the DSP essence array and polynuclear CPU in the Nomadik processor which may dispose, uses 45 nanometer technological processes technology, estimated appears on the market in 2008. Although by no means Italian law Nomadik development component member, but Paulin is this team provides the CAD tool support, he explained: "They are my customer." At first, the Italian law develops in 2004 integrates alone ARM the nucleus the Nomadik processor, and has two processing pronunciations and the video frequency subsystem. Disclosed according to Paulin, Nomadik development group already from list CPU overhead construction to multi- CPU shift. Similarly, also integrates more subsystems in the Nomadik processor. He indicated that, current uses 65 nanometer technological processes to be able to integrate 4 subsystems. Will develop 6 subsystems in 2008, in 2,010 will be 8 subsystems (32 nanometer technological processes), and will promote 12 subsystems in 2012 the products (22 nanometer). He supplemented, the usual each subsystem needs to include a DSP essence, the hardware accelerator and DMA data mover. Under this kind of advanced polynuclear overhead construction, the hardware accelerator needs to map may dispose in the array.