Ambric to Attend Embedded Systems Conference, NAB

Ambric®, Inc. will be exhibiting at Embedded Systems Conference (April 15-18 in San Jose) and NAB Show (April 14-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center). At ESC, Ambric will showcase its new version of aDesigner(tm), a software development tool suite which now has comprehensive performance analysis capabilities. It will also be showing the Am2045(tm) massively parallel processor array (MPPA) device and the Am2045 GT(tm) development and accelerator board. In addition, Ambric’s Mike Butts, lead hardware architect and Ambric Fellow, will teach a 90-minute class in the Multicore Technical Track entitled “Multicore and Massively Parallel Platforms and Moore’s Law Scalability.”

At Nab 2008, Ambric will showcase:

  • Pre-release demo of Apple(R) Mac OS(R) X Leopard platform port of Ambric’s Am2045 GT(TM) video reference platform for accelerating HD MPEG-2 and HD H.264 encoding for uses including Blu-ray(TM), Flash, and DVD; platform also includes plug-ins for transparent hardware acceleration of encoding for Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro CS3 and Adobe After Effects(R) CS3. The Windows version is available now.
  • New version of the aDesigner(TM) software development tool suite with comprehensive performance analysis capabilities; offers the first practical programming model and tool suite for massively parallel embedded software development.
  • New developer boards that speed system integration prototyping and software development and debug.
  • Ambric core silicon technology – the Am2000(TM) family of massively parallel processor array (MPPA) devices which uses Ambric’s award-winning(a) Structural Object Programming Model (SOPM); top-end Am2045 processor offers TeraOPS-class media-processing performance at one-tenth the power and heat of CPUs and GPUs that meets the growing demands of embedded systems in video processing equipment, medical imaging and other industries. The Am2045 is capable of replacing multiple FPGAs and/or DSPs in an embedded system solution, as it has more than 300 processors on a single chip. It delivers 1.2 TeraOPS of processing power and utilizes between 6 and 12 watts of power. The solution provides significant savings in development cost and time-to-market. Ambric’s MPPA device offers the performance capabilities of an FPGA while eliminating the associated hardware timing closure problems. In addition, Ambric’s processor completely eliminates the tough synchronization problems of multi-DSP programming, while offering 5 to 25 times the performance and a two-thirds reduction in code when compared with a high-end GHz DSP.

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