Dongwoon Anatech Licenses RISC-V for Motor Control ICs for Mobile Cameras

April 23, 2018 by Paul Shepard

Codasip, a supplier of RISC-V® embedded processor IP, announced today that Dongwoon Anatech, a technology leader in analog and power ICs for mobile phones, has selected Codasip’s Bk3 processor and Studio design tool for its next generation family of motor control IC products.

Dongwoon Anatech, fabless analog semiconductor specialist, offers a wide range of analog products, including auto-focus driver IC for smartphones, AMOLED dc-dc converter, display power driver IC, and haptic driver IC.

“We are pleased to announce our selection of Codasip’s Bk3 processor for our next motor control IC products. Analysis of the computational needs of our application showed that the RISC-V instruction set with custom DSP extensions was able to deliver the performance we require while keeping silicon area to a minimum,” stated Jin Park, CTO, Dongwoon Anatech.

“The best-in-class Studio development tools enable us to profile our software and find an optimal set of instructions for our application,” Park added.

The Codasip Bk3 processor, based on the RISC-V open instruction set architecture (ISA) definition, features a single 3-stage in-order execution processor pipeline, and offers optional caches, IEEE 1149.1 debug, and industry standard bus interfaces.

Further, the Bk3 – like all Codasip RISC-V implementations – is fully-configurable and extensible, offering great advantage over traditional, fixed-configuration processor IP cores.

“We are delighted that Dongwoon Anatech has chosen Codasip to be its provider of RISC-V processor IP and associated design tools,” stated Chris Jones, Codasip’s Vice President of Marketing.

“Dongwoon Anatech is a major player in providing analog integrated circuits for mobile phones, and thus needs efficient digital subsystems. Codasip technology provides them with a robust processor solution complete with a comprehensive high-performance software toolchain,” concluded Jones.