ARC International Announces New Roadmap of Pre-Optimized Configurable Processor Cores
February 14, 2005 -- ARC International has announced a new roadmap for the companyís configurable processors. The ARC 600 and 700 families now include eleven configurable cores that offer pre-optimized size, speed and power characteristics to enable developers to meet specific requirements of high-growth embedded markets. Each core in the 600 and 700 families consumes significantly less silicon area and power when compared to fixed processors, and extends ARCís processor architecture to a wider range of consumer, storage and networking applications.
Close to one hundred companies are leveraging ARCís configurable technology to create SoCs for products such as cell phones, digital set-top boxes and portable mass storage devices. Each of these ARC-Based applications contains ARC processors that have been uniquely configured to enable developers to meet stringent requirements of the end market.
"To continue the momentum of record growth in our SoC business, we have launched completely new 600 and 700 core families that increase more than fivefold the number of processors we offer to customers," said Derek Meyer, vice president of marketing at ARC International. "Each new, pre-optimized core enables licensees with the power of ARCís configurable technology so they can be fine-tuned for even better performance, smaller size and less power consumption."
The ARC 600 Core Family
The ARC 600 family of processor cores uses an efficient five-stage pipeline to deliver 1.3 DMIPS/MHz performance. The coresí small size and power consumption makes them ideal for battery-operated and cost-sensitive devices, such as consumer products, automotive control, storage products and networking:
The ARC 700 Core Family
The ARC 700 family of high performance cores uses a seven-stage pipeline to deliver 1.2 DMIPS/MHz performance. Each core has DSP capability as a standard feature with optional DSP functions in the form of the ARC XY Advanced DSP subsystem. RTOS and secure processing support is provided, as is the option for a Memory Management Unit (MMU). The 700 core family also makes an ideal platform for devices requiring embedded Linux.
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