LSI Logic Becomes First ARM Partner To License High-performance Synthesizable ARM1026EJ-S Core
LSI Logic also licenses the Jazelle technology-enabled ARM7EJ-S core
CAMBRIDGE, UK and MILPITAS, Calif. – May 1, 2002 –– ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor technology, and LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE:LSI) today announced at the Embedded Processor Forum, San Jose, Calif., that LSI Logic has become the first ARM semiconductor Partner to license the new synthesizable ARM1026EJ-S™ microprocessor core, launched today. LSI Logic is targeting advanced communications, storage, and consumer applications with the new core where high performance and low-power consumption characteristics are critical. As part of this agreement, LSI Logic has also licensed the Jazelle™ technology-enhanced, ARM7EJ-S™ core. LSI Logic will implement these cores in its Gflx™ 0.11 micron (drawn) and G90™ 90 nanometer (drawn) process technologies.
"Our full range of synthesizable ARM processor cores have proven to be some of the most popular cores in our extensive CoreWare library," said Rafi Kedem, senior director of the processor cores technology group at LSI Logic. "The new ARM1026EJ-S core provides an ideal high-performance upgrade path to the ARM9E™ family of cores, such as our recently announced 266MHz implementation of the ARM926EJ-S™ core. The high performance capabilities of the ARM1026EJ-S core significantly extend the range of market applications now served by ARM."
"Our specific goals when we were developing the ARM1026EJ-S core were to create a processor that offered excellent functionality and flexibility so our Partners would be able to create products for a wide range of applications, from high-end networking to advanced multimedia wireless devices," said John Rayfield, director, R&D, ARM. "LSI Logic's licensing of this core and their focus on designing diverse, high-performance ASICs around the ARM1026EJ-S processor, further demonstrates the high value that ARM® technology can bring to a broad set of applications and proves the company's commitment to the ARM architecture."
By licensing the new ARM1026EJ-S core and the ARM7EJ-S core, LSI Logic is further extending its high-performance SoC support for the ARM roadmap. LSI Logic is now offering the ARM7TDMI-S™ core, the ARM966E-S™ core, the ARM946E-S™ core, the ARM926EJ-S core, the ARM7EJ-S core and the ARM1026EJ-S core. In addition, LSI Logic is offering the AMBA® Design Kit (ADK) and all of the ARM PrimeCell® peripherals.
As part of its extensive CoreWare® intellectual property (IP) offering, LSI Logic offers a full range of microprocessor and ZSP™ DSP cores, a broad range of peripherals and application specific IP, reference designs, platforms, and 'rapid prototyping' support for their customers' processor-based SoC designs. LSI Logic has adopted the AMBA standard as its on-chip interconnect for all processor-related IP. More recently LSI Logic was one of the first ASIC vendors to offer full support for the new Multi-Layer AMBA on-chip interconnect from ARM.
For additional details on the ARM1026EJ-S core launched today see separate news release from ARM - ARM introduces new high-performance ARM1026EJ-S microprocessor core – Apr.30, 2002.
About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1551 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035, 866-574-5741 (within U.S.), +1 408-954-3108 (outside U.S.), http://www.lsilogic.com.
About ARM - ends -
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at www.arm.com
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