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IntellaSys tips embedded multicore processor

SAN JOSE, Calif. — IntellaSys Corp. has unveiled a multicore processor solution for use in next-generation embedded applications.

IntellaSys’ so-called SEAforth product family is based on the company’s new Scalable Embedded Array (SEA) Platform. The first product, dubbed the SEAforth-24, packs 24 core processors — each of which can operate at one billon instructions per second, according to IntellaSys (Cupertino, Calif.), which is a TPL Group Enterprise.

The SEAforth-24 chip dissipates only 150mW in a typical application, said Chet Brown, president and CEO of IntellaSys. “Thanks to the algorithmic-configurable architecture embodied in our SEA Platform, our initial SEAforth family promises to enable a host of embedded wireless and portable applications,” he said in a statement.

The company is currently in discussions with OEMs to become beta-site customers for its SEAforth-24 solution for handling distributed digital media processing in home theater environments.

Combining a 6 x 4 array of 18-bit processors with a set of I/O functions, the SEAforth-24 chip deploys a dual-stack architecture that is both asynchronous and scalable. Capable of driving an antenna directly, the SEAforth-24 wireless solution eliminates the need for any external data converters, according to the company.

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