February 18, 2013
S3 Group Announces Availability of Number of New Mixed-Signal IP Cores
By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor
S3 GroupÂ (News - Alert), a global independent Mixed-Signal IP supplier and provider of Analog, Mixed-Signal, RF, Power Management and professional System-on-Chip (SoC) services to OEMs, system vendors and semiconductor companies, have launched 10 new Mixed-Signal IP cores which have been developed and silicon proven during 2012.
Officials with S3 Group said that the cores are being used in applications such as DVB-C2/S2 demodulators, system power management unit ICs, wireless and wireline communications, LTEÂ (News - Alert)Â and satellite transceivers.
"We have a healthy obsession with delivering value and quality to our customers and gaining and maintaining their trust is of paramount importance to us. While 2012 was another excellent year for S3 Group, our world-class engineering team is committed to continuing the expansion of a high quality IP portfolio which can be easily integrated into SoCs and is ready for production," said Dermot Barry, VP Silicon BU, S3 Group, in a statement.
Barry said that some of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, as well as many ambitious start-ups trust S3 Group with the delivery of key Mixed-Signal IP cores and the companyâ€™s ambition is to maintain its position as a leading independent supplier, while others exit the market.
â€œWe look forward to announcing further innovations and successes over the coming quarters," he said.
Back in December, S3 Group, an international digital TV company that enables operators and programmers to accelerate the end-to-end delivery of multi-screen TV, and Teleplan had announced that they have been selected by Sky Deutschland AG to deliver a suite of products and services targeted at increasing the quality of experience for its subscribers.
The solution, which incorporates a number of different StormTest products from S3 Group and services from Teleplan, will be deployed in Sky Deutschland across the engineering, product support and supply chain departments.
By deploying a single integrated solution end-to-end across its operations, Sky Deutschland expects to see significant quality improvements and cost savings in the service being delivered to its more than three million customers.
The announcement highlights how innovation in all aspects of delivering end-to-end all-IP solutions continues to pick up momentum. This includes innovations in solutions from VoIP router and gateway companies like Patton and others that drive the move to VoIP on networks of all types.
Edited by Peter Bernstein