Contact:  Roland Samuelson
Aurora VLSI, Inc.
+1 (408) 565-9650

Aurora VLSI Announces DeCaf, the Low Power High Performance Java Accelerator Core

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 20, 2001 – Aurora VLSI, Inc., the leading supplier of Java acceleration intellectual property (IP), today announced the availability of the DeCaf low power, high performance Java coprocessor core.

DeCaf is a Java acceleration core that when combined with a one-way scalar host processor to produce a microprocessor chip or System-on-a-Chip (SOC) provides high performance bilingual Java-bytecode execution at the lowest power consumption currently available.

DeCaf Java Accelerator
The DeCaf Java accelerator core runs all Java bytecodes defined in "The Java Virtual Machine Specification". Its predicted Embedded Caffeine Mark benchmark (CM3.0) number is 20,000 at 200 MHz and 35,000 at 400 MHz. A microprocessor developed from a host and a DeCaf Java Accelerator will realize comparable performance running programs coded in traditional languages (ie. C, C++) as that of the stand alone host processor at the same frequency and price.

Aurora VLSI’s Java accelerator bilingual cores can be seamlessly combined with any RISC or CISC processor core, either one-way scalar, or two-way superscalar to produce a microprocessor chip or System-on-a-Chip (SOC) that is the fastest at executing both the native Java bytecodes as well as the native RISC/CISC instructions without additional hardware or software assistance through emulation or translation of the Java bytecodes.

DeCaf Java core IP is immediately available for licensing.

“When the requirements of a mobile device design demand low power consumption and fast Java application execution, DeCaf is the best choice for the design-in, “ said Joan Pendleton, President and Co-Founder of Aurora VLSI.

About Aurora VLSI
Aurora VLSI, Inc. is a private company based in Santa Clara, Calif.  It was founded in 1998 to create and provide high performance and low power Java semiconductor intellectual property (IP) for mobile devices, internet appliances, set-top-boxes and other communications and consumer applications

Aurora VLSI, Inc. is the World Wide reseller and support organization for all Stargate Solutions’ peripheral IP cores for SOC applications.  The company is located at 4677 Old Ironsides Drive, Santa Clara, Calif., 95054, phone: (408) 565-9650, fax: (408) 565-9654,


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