Market requirements and support for Intellectual Property (IP) are constantly changing. Successful IP business models to date have been technology solutions based on one or more of the following: peripherals, international standards, processor cores and/or platforms.

Imagination Technologies has taken the IP licensing concept one step further with the introduction of SoC-ready IP. This is a set of complementary IP deliverables addressing the needs of three fundamental functional requirements in an SoC, namely general purpose / DSP processing, wireless / baseband processing and graphics / video processing. In addition IMG provides peripheral modules to offer complete SoC solutions. This approach enables efficient and timely solutions addressing real-life system implementation issues within the consumer and communications markets.

This paper concentrates on a recently completed SoC-based solution for the DVB-T Free-to-Air (FTA) market, and also makes reference to previous examples of IMG success with similar IP.