FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Roland Samuelson
Aurora VLSI, Inc.
+1 (408) 565-9650
Aurora VLSI Announces Espresso, the Fastest 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 Espresso high performance Java core.
Espresso is a Java
acceleration core that when combined with a two-way superscalar
microprocessor as a processor chip or System-on-a-Chip (SOC) provides the
fastest bilingual Java-bytecode execution currently available today.
The Espresso Java accelerator core runs all Java bytecodes defined in "The Java Virtual Machine Specification". Its predicted Embedded Caffeine Mark benchmark (CM3.0) number is 32,500 at 200 MHz and 60,000 at 400 MHz. Its performance running programs coded in traditional languages (ie. C, C++) should be extremely comparable to that of the two-way superscalar processor core at the same frequency and price.
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.
allows mobile and internet appliance designers to extend their vision on where
and what Java applications can be implemented when their design calls for high
performance real time response,” said Joan Pendleton, President and Co-Founder
of Aurora VLSI.
Java core IP is immediately available for licensing.
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, www.auroravlsi.com.