SAN JOSE - In a move to develop single-chip solutions for next-generation systems, LinkUp Systems Corp. here has announced a major partnership with Arm Ltd.
LinkUp has joined the Arm Partnership program, while also licensed that company's ARM720T RISC-based processor core for use in a future line of chip products targeted at the Internet-access and mobile equipment markets.
"With this new ARM720T core license, LinkUp will be able to position itself as a premier supplier of ARM core-based system-on-a-chip solutions for a very wide range of system applications," said Ravi Bhatnagar, president and chief executive of LinkUp.
The agreement will expand LinkUp's product portfolio. At present, LinkUp offers single-chip processors and reference-design kits designed for use in PDAs, set-top boxes, Web phones, and Web Pads.
Its L7200 family of processors are integrated with several functions, such as an LCD controller, Universal Serial Bus (USB), Bluetooth, and others, on the same device. The chip supports leading embedded operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows CE, Symbian EPOC, Linux,, Wind River Systems VxWorks, and the ATI Nucleus OS.
LinkUp also provides a complete design kit, including the software tool kit, emulator, and development system. LinkUp also provides device drivers, a software framework, sample code, documentation, and build and development tools for its devices.