ARM this week announced a new premium mobile IP suite that includes ARM’s Cortex-A72 64-bit processor core, ARM Mali-T860 and T880 GPUs, and a new, faster ARM CoreLink tool.
In tandem, Cadence announced a reference flow for the suite that supports advanced manufacturing processes. Also available with the Cadence flow is ARM Artisan physical IP and ARM POP IP for the ARM Cortex-A72 processor and ARM Mali-T860 and T880 GPUs, enabling designers to meet aggressive processor performance and power goals. ARM used the Cadence digital and system-to-silicon verification tools and IP during the ARM Cortex-A72 processor development to ensure that the flow met complex mobile design requirements.
It’s the latest in a series of significant electronics design ecosystem announcements that have trumpeted the advance of mobile systems for more than a decade. But what does this one mean in particular?
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