IPextreme Announces V1 ColdFire IP Core for Altera Cyclone III

IPextreme®, Inc., the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip designers worldwide, announced immediate availability of the V1 ColdFire® IP core optimized for Altera Cyclone III devices. The V1 ColdFire FPGA CIII Processor core can be downloaded, free of charge, at IPextreme’s online marketplace, the Core Store. Customers who have already taken advantage of IPextreme’s free V1 ColdFire FPGA CIII IP include: Arrow Electronics, EBV Elektrolink, EFO Ltd., Fachhochschule Kaiserslautern, Future Electronics (Canada), Mahr, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Technology Service Corp., and University De Las Palmas.

About the V1 ColdFire Processor
The V1 ColdFire Processor offers a low-cost entry point into the ColdFire 32-bit processor architecture. A simplified version of the V2 ColdFire Processor, the V1 ColdFire Processor is a high performance low-power, low-area implementation that is fully upward compatible to other ColdFire implementations such V2, V3, and V4. Debug support is implemented through a single-wire background debug module (BDM) interface. A separate debug clock enables shut-down of debug logic when not in use.

License pricing and availability
The V1 ColdFire core for Altera’s Cyclone III devices is completely free of charge to Altera customers and is available now for download. IPextreme will directly license and support the V1 ColdFire core to Altera customers. For more information about all the Freescale ColdFire processor cores, or to obtain a license from IPextreme, visit the IPextreme Core Store at www.ip-extreme.com/corestore

About IPextreme Inc.
IPextreme packages, delivers and supports famous IP (intellectual property) designed by large semiconductor companies and used by system-on-chip (SoC) designers worldwide. These production-proven IP products serve both broad horizontal markets and specific verticals such as consumer and automotive, and are provided in a process-independent and EDA-neutral format for easy use by the widest range of customers. With a decade of experience in developing, packaging, licensing and supporting IP, IPextreme offers a complete business solution that allows semiconductor companies to strategically leverage their internal IP portfolio and expand overall revenue. The company has offices in Campbell, California; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan with representatives in China, India, Israel, Korea and Taiwan.

IPextreme and Core Store are registered trademarks of IPextreme Inc. Freescale and ColdFire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.