June 7, 2005 -- ARC International and IPWireless have announced that IPWireless has taken a license for the configurable ARC 725D processor core for use in its latest system-on-chip (SoC) ASIC that is targeted for the company’s next generation 3G TD-CDMA broadband wireless devices. This will be the third in a series of successful ARC-Based designs from IPWireless.
Because of its performance-to-size ratio, the ARC 725D core is an ideal solution for high-volume wireless applications. IPWireless selected the ARC 725D core for its impressive performance in a small die size. The ARC 725D core has a maximum clock frequency of 400MHz in a 0.13 micron process, power consumption of 0.12mW/MHz and a die size of 0.96mm2.
“Given our previous success with ARC technology in previous IPWireless products, the decision to standardize on ARC for our PCMCIA cards was an easy one,” said Roger Nichol, vice president of technology at IPWireless. “The ARC 725D core is a key enabling technology for our next-generation wireless card. It enabled our design team to replace the function of two cores, saving valuable die area and lowering overall product cost.”
IPWireless is a leader in the development of very high performance packet-based wireless networks. The company’s 3GPP-based TD-CDMA technology leadership has resulted in the first commercial implementation of an all packet-based UMTS network, the first UMTS network designed specifically for broadband wireless, the first end-to-end Release 99 TD-CDMA solution, and the first commercial HSDPA chipset.
The ARC 725D processor core is a full-featured high performance embedded core with best-in-class die area and power characteristics. Powerful DSP options enable the 725D core to perform more of the functions of the SoC, eliminating separate logic or DSP blocks. Optionally, custom instruction extensions may be incorporated to achieve application performance levels unattainable with fixed architecture cores.
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