|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
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
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 605 Core is the one of the smallest, lowest power 32-bit CPU cores.
In a 0.13 micron process, it offers a maximum clock frequency of 250 MHz, power
consumption of 0.06 mW/MHz and a die size of 0.31mm2.
- The ARC 610D Core has the additional feature of a full performance DSP
engine, which eliminates dedicated DSP logic on an ARC-Based SoC. Optimized for
hard real-time processing, the 610D core has a maximum clock frequency of 260
MHz in a 0.13 micron process, power consumption of 0.07 mW/MHz and a die size of
- The ARC 625D Core is a general purpose CPU/DSP core with flexible memory
options, which make it ideal for applications that require a real-time embedded
operating system (RTOS). The 625D core has a maximum clock frequency of 240 MHz
in a 0.13 micron process, power consumption of 0.08 mW/MHz and a die size of
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.
- The ARC 710D Core is ideal for demanding real-time tasks such as networking,
storage and multi-core designs. It has a maximum clock frequency of 405 MHz in a
0.13 micron process, power consumption of 0.11 mW/MHz and a die size of
- The ARC 725D Core provides a high performance, general purpose solution for
a wide range of applications including home entertainment, digital cameras,
networking devices, laser printers and storage systems. It has a maximum clock
frequency of 400 MHz in a 0.13 micron process, power consumption of 0.12 mW/MHz
and a die size of 0.96mm2.
- The ARC 750D Core delivers best-in-class performance while remaining
significantly smaller and less power-hungry than processors offered by competing
companies. Target applications include advanced 3G phones, set-top boxes,
wireless LANs and game consoles. The 750D core has a maximum clock frequency of
400 MHz in a 0.13 micron process, power consumption of 0.13 mW/MHz and a die
size of 1.12mm2.
Go to the ARC International website to find additional information.
E-mail ARC International for more information.
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