Andes Technology Corporation: Delivers High Performance/Low Power 32/64-bit Processor IP
Embedded processor brings up the bottom line operations of a device by adding flexibility and optimizing the cost. The Hsinchu, Taiwan-based Andes Technology Corporation stands as a distinguished and fastest growing embedded processor intellectual property supplier, which is congested with a multitude of IoT solution providers and newest technologies. With over twelve years of experience in proffering processors based on Andes instruction set architecture, having toolchains available for AndesCore™ based software development and debugging, porting operating system to Andes Cores, bringing software stacks to support various applications including especially IoT, developing platforms for Andes Core embedded SoC, and strengthening help and support to SoC design teams from varied sectors, Andes has become the choice of customers around the world. Being an intellectual property supplier, the company provides digital IP, complete infrastructure, and ecosystems for SoC design engineers to use.
Since enterprises have become highly reliant on digital technologies to automate their business functions, they also need to ensure a proficient SoC solution supplied by the semiconductor industry to be integrated into their organizations for better scalability, flexibility, and power saving. “We see ourselves as a tier-one supplier in embedded processor intellectual property industry and it is our responsibility to enable customers to design high-quality SoCs,” states Frankwell Lin, President, Andes Technology Corporation. To address it, Andes developed a spectrum of innovative products that include the patented AndeStar™ Instruction Set Architecture, the leading performance-efficient AndesCore™ Processors, the flexible pre-integrated and pre-verified AndeShape™ Platforms IP solution, the intuitive AndeSight™ Software Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and the comprehensive AndeSoft™ Software Stacks. “Software development easily consumes more than 70 percent man-months of a typical SoC project. To alleviate it, we design into the AndeSight IDE, a comprehensive list of functionalities that include an optimizing compiler, a debugger, a linker script editor, RTOS-awareness support, a profiler, a flash programmer, and a virtual SoC platform that enables rapid performance evaluation and early software development. With those, it helps customers to efficiently develop, debug, and optimize their software to achieve aggressive project schedule, for meeting their business objectives,” said Lin.
Andes Technology proffers high performance/ low power 32/64- bit processors that increase the processing speed of embedded applications invariably
Migrating from one design to another design and designing a unique architecture are the major concerns of IC design houses in the current era. Bolstered by proficient engineers and significant experience, Andes empowers its customers to customize their products and proffers mechanisms, namely Andes Customer Extension (ACE) and ACE COPILOT tools, that enable customers to design unique instructions that can hook into Andes instruction set architecture quickly, hence resulting customer’s unique processor and SoC, bringing benefits of lower power, better security, and higher computing efficiency. Besides, the company has an ecosystem where it brings together more than one hundred third party companies to help customers use hassle-free IP, tools, software stacks in developing application orient system chips.
Having technical support engineers in China, Taiwan, and the United States, Andes Technology offers round the clock support and optimizes their time to market with quality design. Being a committed company to its customers, Andes Technology ensures that its customers are also well trained to deploy and work with Andes configurable embedded processors developing environment. To help customers obtain in-depth knowledge and consulting services on its product lines, the company proffers training courses for engineers.
Andes Technology’s initiative towards this allows its customers to design their own SoC with the highest quality and faster time to market. In the recent past, the company has also collaborated with eMemory, Intrinsic ID, Inside Secure, Secure IC, Secure RF, and Winbond to ensure appropriate security features can be easier embedded into customers’ IoT products. Those companies are part of another Andes-initiated ecosystem Knect.me™, a website and community specially created for IoT, where it collaborates with third-party companies to help common customers develop high-quality connected products. Knect. me™ offers comprehensive IoT solutions, including SoC IP Platforms, Arduino-compatible development boards, development tools and IoT software stack, to help speed up SoC developments for IoT applications. It also hosts the IoT League for customers to showcase their IoT products and for interested device makers to find the right SoC for their next projects.
The company’s new products such as N15 and D15, which further empower its customers with more computing power and less power consumption, and NX25— which extends application’s data addressability to over 4 GB and is the most power-efficient 64-bit processor in the industry, have already made their way into the market. With a visionary aspect from the beginning, Andes Technology has designed its products and further eyes to innovate, adapt new-fangled technologies to provide the best ROI to customers.