San Jose, Calif., May 8, 2018—NetSpeed Systems, Inc. and Northwest Logic today announced a partnership to deliver high throughput memory subsystem solutions for customers designing SoCs for hyperscale and automotive applications. The combination of NetSpeed’s interconnect IP and Northwest Logic’s HBM2 and GDDR6 memory controllers provides a platform that enables end-to-end QoS (Quality of Service), resiliency and high performance.
When designing a high-performance SoC, memory is almost always the critical bottleneck. It is a challenging problem because the individual IPs on the chip interact in complex ways and have differing performance requirements. Furthermore, QoS is a critical requirement for today’s advanced SoCs, especially those that drive real-time applications. Standard design approaches focus on each IP making local decisions, which is not necessarily best for overall system performance.
To get the best system level performance from advanced architectures, such as heterogeneous system architectures, the interconnect and memory controllers must work hand-in-hand. NetSpeed and Northwest Logic provide a common platform for communicating information about QoS and resiliency. The platform extends NetSpeed’s dynamic-priority elevation approach to the memory controller so that system-level traffic-flow priorities are handled in an end-to-end solution.
“Northwest Logic’s high-performance, highly configurable HBM2 controller is the market leader,” said Brian Daellenbach, President of Northwest Logic. “Through the NetSpeed partnership, we are able to provide a complete, high-performance memory controller + interconnect IP platform for mutual customers in the hyperscale and automotive market segments.”
“NetSpeed’s market leadership in the hyperscale and automotive segments is strengthened through our partnership with Northwest Logic,” said Anush Mohandass, VP of marketing and business development at NetSpeed. “Our integration with Northwest Logic provides customers end-to-end QoS and end-to-end resiliency that is needed for next-gen applications.”
About NetSpeed Systems
NetSpeed Systems provides scalable, coherent on-chip network IPs to SoC designers for a wide range of markets from mobile to high-performance computing and networking. NetSpeed’s on-chip network platform delivers significant time-to-market advantages through a system-level approach, a high level of user-driven automation and state-of-the-art algorithms. NetSpeed Systems was founded in 2011 and is led by seasoned executives from the semiconductor and networking industries. The company is funded by top-tier investors from Silicon Valley. It is based in San Jose, California and has additional research and development facilities in Asia. For more information, visit www.netspeedsystems.com.
About Northwest Logic
Northwest Logic, founded in 1995 and located in Beaverton, Oregon, provides high-performance, silicon-proven, easy-to-use IP cores including high-performance PCI Express solution (PCI Express 4.0, 3.0, 2.1 and 1.1 cores and drivers), Memory Interface Solution (HBM2, DDR4/3, LPDDR4), and MIPI Solution (CSI-2, DSI-2, DSI). These solutions support a full range of platforms including ASICs, Structured ASICs and FPGAs. For additional information, visit www.nwlogic.com.