EnSilica have been shortlisted in the ‘Embedded System Product of the Year’ category in the 2010 Elektra Awards for their highly configurable 16/32 bit embedded processor : eSi-RISC.
About eSi-RISC :
eSi-RISC is a highly configurable microprocessor for embedded systems, that scales across a wide range of applications. It is unique in being the only processor architecture scalable from 16 to 32 bits, and encompassing optional SIMD, floating point and custom instructions. Furthermore the memory architecture can be configured for Harvard or VonNeuman TCM, or to include data and program caches. Using a mix of 16 and 32-bit instructions it gives exceptional code density, reducing the program code size by up to 40%, whilst the minimum configuration can be implemented in as little as 8k ASIC gates, providing class leading overall silicon area and very low power.
The processor is supported by a C/C++ Integrated Development Suite built on Eclipse and running tools derived from the industry standard GNU toolchain. The Development Suite debugger simulates code within the IDE, connected to a hardware simulation, or emulated on either an Altera Cyclone III or Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA evaluation board.
About Elektra :
The established annual highpoint of the electronics industry, the Elektra Awards gives the industry the opportunity to recognise the achievements of individuals and companies across Europe. They are designed to promote best practice in key areas including, innovation, sales growth and employee motivation.
The winners will be announced at an Elektra Awards Dinner and Christmas Party which takes place on Thursday 9th December at the Lancaster London Hotel.
For more information please follow links to eSi-RISC and Elektra