Founded in March 2002, Stretch set out to develop a new processor platform that would meet the demands of compute-intensive embedded systems, while addressing the rising costs and development times associated with technologies traditionally used for performance-hungry applications. Our thinking? Why not combine the flexibility and control of a software solution with the performance advantages of a hardware approach. This effectively eliminates the compromises embedded software designers have to make on performance, time-to-market, and system cost. With the introduction of the Stretch® S5000 family of software-configurable processors, we delivered that and more. The latest addition to the Stretch portfolio is the Stretch® S6000 family. The S6100 and the S6105 devices are the first members of that family and take performance to a new level. These devices deliver the ultimate in performance for highly compute-intensive audio and video applications.
Our Strategy — Custom Acceleration from Standard C
With Stretch, embedded software engineers can create optimized processors using our off-the-shelf chip and their C/C++ application – all in just minutes. Using our platform, embedded system designers can turn C-functions into new instructions that execute in a single cycle. Our sophisticated compiler technology automatically converts selected C functions into programmable logic inside the processor—an industry first. The Stretch solution helps accelerate the toughest compute-intensive application in virtually any market for a wide range of applications.