MIPS and NetSpeed Systems have entered a strategic partnership to develop SoCs for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications. The collaborative effort will combine the advanced performance features of the MIPS Warrior I-Class I6500 processors with NetSpeed’s Gemini network-on-chip IP.
A growing number of AI applications, including autonomous driving, voice-powered personal assistants like Siri and Alexa, facial recognition, predictive text and many more — require compute capability with very high performance and low latency.
The combined expertise, including the processor and connectivity IP, will help in the analysis of very large quantities of historical data to identify patterns, create behavior models and programming of the AI.
According to the announcement, NetSpeed IP will provide coherency between multiple MIPS processor clusters and the rest of the SoC.
MIPS’ Warrior I-Class I6500-F processors are designed to address the functional safety and performance requirements of emerging autonomous applications.
NetSpeed Gemini is a cache coherent interconnect that helps designers to achieve ASIL D Ready ISO 26262 certification and enables architects to achieve the full performance potential of their heterogeneous architecture designs.