According to HNS , Spaceway's system architecture required a System on Chip containing multiple unique processors , each precisely tuned to an assigned function. ``After an extremely thorough evaluation of processors from several industry-leading companies , it was clear to us that Tensilica's Xtensa core provided the performance , time-to-market , and verification specifications that we required , '' said Dan Fraley
, Hughes Networks Systems' senior vice president of engineering.
HNS will use numerous uniquely configured Xtensa processors in their SOCs for Spaceway.These will provide all of the processing requirements including high speed real-time data stream management plus running a leading RTOS on an Xtensa core configured as a high-end control processor.
Key Enhancements to the Xtensa Architecture
The Xtensa IV processor is the newest generation of the company's proven configurable and extensible microprocessor architecture.