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ADVANTECH AND POLYCORE SOFTWARE COLLABORATE TO OFFER TOOLS-ASSISTED MULTICORE PROGRAMING FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATION PCIE DSP CARDS

  • November 8, 2012


PolyCore Software, Inc. (PSI), leader in multicore development software solutions, and Advantech, a leading designer and manufacturer of multicore video processing platforms, today announced a partnership that aims to enable developers to rapidly develop and migrate programs for multicore designs.

PSI’s Poly-PlatformTM, a premier collection of productivity tools and runtime communications engine, when integrated with Advantech’s family of breakthrough video processing products based on Texas Instruments’ (TI) TMS320C6678 (C6678) multicore digital signal processor (DSP), offer significant improvement in development schedules.

“Advantech’s multi-processor, and multicore boards offer customers high performance computing and a rapid path to market,” said Ted Gribb, vice president of sales, PolyCore Software. “With an Advantech board, together with Poly-Platform, customers can rapidly maximize the applications performance for the hardware topology.”

“PolyCore Software’s suite addresses multicore developers’ challenges with a comprehensive solution which scales across many DSPs,” said Frank Fruth, software and systems director, multicore processors, Texas Instruments. “By implementing Poly-Platform on Advantech’s hardware platforms, equipment manufacturers can expand their product line across multiple hardware platforms to meet desired performance levels at different price points.”

Advantech’s DSPC-8681 integrates four C6678 multicore DSPs to achieve the highest possible performance levels in a half-length PCIe form factor. Poly-Platform provides engineers with the development tools needed to harness the full potential of this combination.

“Customer’s want to effectively take advantage of multicore DSP processors using commercially available software tools which allow them to develop new products faster,” said David Lin, senior director of DSP and video solutions, Advantech. “PolyCore Software’s development platform, optimized for Advantech’s TI C6678-based PCIe cards allows designers to fully exploit the multicore capabilities of our hardware, maximizing performance, programmability and portability.”

Availability

Poly-Platform is already being shipped on the Single C6678 EVM, and is now also available on the DSPC-8681 Quad C6678 PCIe card. Upcoming releases will include a seamless upgrade path to the DSPC-8682 Octal 6678 PCIe card.

About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech delivers trustworthy industrial computing solutions that enable intelligent applications. Our operation is divided into two segments: Branded & Solution Business and Embedded Design-In Business. We cooperate closely with solution partners to provide products and customized solutions in a wide array of applications. Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 21 countries and 71 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. (Corporate Website: www.advantech.com).  Advantech’s DSP portfolio includes ATCA, AdvancedMC™ and PCI Express products, enabling unprecedented levels in DSP core density, boosting voice call capacity and increasing video transcoding quality and throughput. Multimedia Processing Engines (MPE) in full- and half-length PCIe form factor offer impressive HD transcoding performance and are targeted at applications in digital media, as well as a variety of broader industry markets.

About PolyCore Software, Inc.

PolyCore Software, Inc., provides development tools and run-time solutions to simplify application development and improve development productivity for multicore, multi-processor architectures. Improvements in time to market, development costs and risks are achieved through software reuse, ease of use development tools, and the generation of optimized run time program elements. Design for today’s architectures and run on tomorrow’s architectures. Visit PolyCore Software at www.polycoresoftware.com.

For more information on the DSPC-8681 please visit www.advantech.com/dsp or contact the DSP team at dsp@advantech.com.tw

For full product details and pricing concerning Poly-Platform Version 2.0, please contact sales@polycoresoftware.com.

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