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Atmel and Fraunhofer collaborate on SoC design

Atmel and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) are working together to develop SoCs for their mutual clients. The devices will feature Atmel’s AT91CAP ARM based customisable microcontroller, allowing application developers to tailor the mcu to their specific requirements.

Fraunhofer IIS will work with its clients to transform designs into netlists for the metal programmable portion of the AT91CAP, with IP blocks from Atmel’s and Fraunhofer as required.
Michel Le Lan, Atmel’s marketing director for asic products, commented: “Atmel is pleased to add Fraunhofer IIS to its expanding network of CAP design centers. Fraunhofer’s depth of knowledge and accumulated experience in SoC design – particularly for audio, video and multimedia applications, and also for medical systems – will enable our mutual clients to achieve complex designs in a short timescale.”
Norbert Schuhmann, Group Manager, Design Services, at Fraunhofer IIS, added: “Atmel’s CAP architecture is very interesting due its fpga based verification approach. This allows early software development with system validation in hardware and reduces the overall design risk. Another positive aspect is the short turnaround time and the attractive price.”

Graham Pitcher

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