Tensilica Selects Tallika as Authorized Design Center

Tensilica(R), Inc. announced that Tallika Corp., of Mesa, Ariz., is now an authorized Design Center partner for customers using the Xtensa(R) configurable processor in their system-on-chip (SOC) designs. Tallika offers concept-to-production professional services serving OEMs in networking, consumer, storage and computing markets as well as digital and mixed-signal semiconductor companies.

“Tallika’s expertise in micro-architecture design, information security, embedded software and verification will be very appealing to our customers,” stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica’s vice president of marketing. “They specialize in engagements with start-up companies in emerging markets, and provide years of valuable expertise to speed these companies through their SOC design experience.”

Tallika’s design services are complemented by its silicon proven IP portfolio. For example, Tallika’s Silicon Proven Secure SOC Prototyping Platform is based on Xilinx Virtex4 family and includes AES 128/192/256 (various modes), SHA-1/SHA-256/MD5/HMAC-SHA1/HMAC-SHA256, TDES, link-list DMA controller connected to AHB back-bone along with 2048-bit native Exponentiation engine on the APB bus. The platform comes with full software library/API for security functions as well as public-key cryptography functions such as RSA-encrypt, RSA-decrypt, RSA-generate etc. The platform’s applications include digital rights management, hardware authentication, secure media access, VPN/SSL acceleration, etc.

“Tensilica’s Xtensa configurable processors are ideal for a number of our customers’ application-specific designs because they can be tailored precisely for the application at hand,” stated Hemi Bhatnagar, President and CEO, Tallika. “Our team specializes in concept-to-system engagements, with a methodology designed to generate production-worthy first silicon and corresponding system level prototypes/software implementation. With our well-established embedded software and ASIC development centers in Chennai (India) and Phoenix, Arizona, we now offer high quality, cost-effective development solutions to our customers – including embedded software development, RTL, verification and physical design.”

About Tallika Corporation
Tallika Corporation is one of the fastest growing design services organizations in India, and it provides full range of ASIC and system design services including embedded software, FPGA/board, and semiconductor architecture, design, verification and physical implementation services.

Tallika has an extensive IP Portfolio and provides a full suite of software API and drivers for its IP. All of Tallika’s IP is silicon proven and/or available on an FPGA platform. Tallika specializes in design services for system-level enablement PCI Express and security technologies for its customers. Tallika’s customers include companies like SMSC, Intel, ServerEngines, Hughes Network Systems, several other high profile venture-funded startups, among others.

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc. is the recognized leader in configurable processor technology and has leveraged that technology to become the leading supplier of licensable controllers and DSP cores for mobile audio and video applications. Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU, network, and specialty DSP processors on the market today – including full software toolchain and modeling support – in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. The modern design behind all of Tensilica’s processor cores provide semiconductor companies and system OEMs with the lowest power, smallest area solutions for high-volume products including mobile phones and other consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer peripherals.

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