Exar acquires Stretch Inc.: configurable-processor IP will be used in surveillance

January 15, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Exar, which positions itself as a provider of analogue mixed-signal and data management solutions, has acquired Stretch, supplier of software-configurable processors supporting the video surveillance market.

Exar says it gains technology to deliver an end-to-end high-definition solution for both digital and analogue transmission of data from the camera to the DVR or NVR in surveillance applications, “...Stretch S6000 series and S7000 series products provide Exar a unique platform to integrate complex and high-value discrete components and improve time to market,” commented Exar President and CEO Louis DiNardo, adding, “And perhaps most importantly, the Stretch software-configurable processor can support our need for digital processing on both the transmitter and receiver side of uncompressed high-definition composite video transmission up to 1000m without the need for expensive repeaters. Coupled with our high-performance analogue products we are now positioned to deliver best in class solutions for a wide variety of camera, transmission, and recording technologies in the high growth video surveillance market.”

Stretch has developed software configurable processors, embedding programmable logic within the processor. Using familiar C/C++ programming tools, system developers automatically configure Stretch's off-the-shelf processors, key application being video processing, machine vision and wireless; www.stretchinc.com

Exar; www.exar.com