Sonics, Inc. has announced that Toshiba Corp. will design the SonicsMX and Sonics3220 SMART Interconnects into its family of wireless handheld products. Toshiba currently uses Sonics' Silicon Backplane SMART Interconnect and Sonics' MemMax Memory Scheduler in its processor-based digital consumer products.
Sonics is a supplier of system-on-chip (SoC) SMART Interconnects. Mainstream SoC development has now reached such a high degree of complexity that the critical step in new SoC development is the design of ultra-complex data flow "internal interconnects" that can service the multitude of intellectual property cores required by multifunction products, and complete that design in an ever-shortening delivery time-to-market window. The massive complexity of these internal interconnects is fueling an accelerated adoption rate for Sonics' SMART Interconnects as trend-setting SoC developers look to third-party solutions to deliver higher design predictability and increased engineering efficiencies.