|The MMAGIX™ Project Summary
MMAGIX Technology is the architecture, design and instruction
set for a new family of 32, 64 & 128 bit Multiprocessor Supercomputer
IP cores and chips with multiple silicon area and power efficiency
breakthroughs that make possible processing power and connectivity
bandwidth much greater than Intel, AMD and IBM processor chips,
whether hyperthreaded or multicore, at a significantly lower
manufacturing cost for both MMAGIX chips and mass market products
With 4, 16 or more processors on a single MMAGIX chip simultaneously
executing, running a modern multiprocessing operating system
such as Linux, BSD or Android, a MMAGIX multiprocessor system
can outperform any conventional desktop computer and consumer
or studio multimedia system, managing multiple simultaneous high
speed data flows and computation threads without having to constantly
and inefficiently juggle between the highest priority threads
as a conventional uniprocessor must.
Because of huge silicon area savings, a 4 processor MMAGIX chip
can be manufactured at a cost attractive for economy systems
and a 16 processor MMAGIX chip for higher performance systems.
Each of the multiple processors on a single MMAGIX chip has
processing power comparable to an IBM G5, but is more efficient
due to the innovative 16/32 bit instruction set doubling
instruction bandwidth, trimming instruction cache area and saving
on execution logic. Innovative data cache design trims even more
area. Sharing functional coprocessors on a chip saves a lot of
silicon area as the multiplier takes a large area and is not
used every cycle by every processor. Hardware support for multiple
processor coordination allows real time performance, necessary
for glitch free multimedia. Conventional high level languages
such as C, C++, Java, Pascal, Ada, Fortran or Cobol are used
for programming software.
32 lanes of simultaneous high bandwidth Hypertransport/SPI-4.2
have huge connectivity to the latest high bandwidth peripherals,
with standard PCI peripherals connected via a SouthBridge chip
and/or FPGA, for easy and economical product system design.
Areas of Application
||Consumer living room and professional studio
Linux, BSD or Android Multimedia systems.
||Consumer and commercial desktop or notebook Linux, BSD
or Android computers.
||Commercial Linux or BSD server computer systems.
||Industrial and Automotive real time control systems.
||Telecommunications and Medical real time control systems.
||Military and Aerospace real time control systems.
Lower manufacturing cost, higher multiprocessing performance
and higher connectivity bandwidth to industry standard PCI Express
peripherals make possible a new range of consumer products not
previously manufacturable and that can significantly lower the
cost and power consumption of more powerful systems such as server
All existing consumer multimedia products use ARM, MIPS or DSP
processors with proprietary operating system and application
software. These lack the high multiprocessing power, connectivity
bandwidth and in depth software availability needed to support
the high standards of performance required in the next wave of
consumer, office and studio electronics products.
Desktop computer systems such as PC or iMac are also not powerful
or responsive enough for higher levels of performance with seamless
multimedia support. Consumers do not want to wait for a PC bootup
to play a DVD, nor do they want to use a mouse to change TV channels.
We know of no technology other than MMAGIX that is capable of
being the heart of a mass marketable range of digital convergence
products that unify multimedia and computer systems to be as
much at home in the living room as in the office, studio or factory.
Combined with the free Linux, BSD or Android operating system
and free user application software, plus proprietary multimedia
software, we believe MMAGIX can penetrate new markets where existing
products are either non-existent, not powerful enough, too monopolistic,
too hard to use or too expensive.
Comprehensive US Provisional Patents filed (with over 1600 claims),
PCT applications filed and published by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual
Property Organization, and applications filed to preserve patent rights internationally.
Further details available on request.