By Peter Clarke, Courtesy of EE Times
Jan 31 2006 (13:10 PM)
LONDON — Warren East, chief executive officer of processor technology licensor ARM Holdings plc, hinted that a core optimized for multiprocessing is being designed within the company’s Cortex range, as he discussed the company’s financial results for 2005.
Cortex is the family name used by ARM (Cambridge, England) for processor cores which follow the latest version of the ARM instruction set, called ARMv7. The company has previously disclosed the existence of three cores; the Cortex-M3, codenamed Sandcat, is intended as an engine for future microcontrollers; the Cortex-A8, codenamed Tiger, is expected to be ARM’s highest performance microprocessor core; and the Cortex-R4, codenamed Serval-E, is a processor of intermediate complexity aimed at embedded applications.
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