Extends into new embedded high-performance markets with ARM technology
PRINCETON, US AND CAMBRIDGE, UK – July 25, 2006 – Sarnoff Corporation and ARM (LSE: ARM; (Nasdaq: ARMHY), today announced that Sarnoff has licensed the ARM11™ MPCore™ multi-core processor. Sarnoff will use the processor to develop high-performance, low-power mobile vision System-on-Chips (SoC).
The ARM11 MPCore multi-core processor is capable of processing rates in excess of 750MHz in current 90nm process technologies and offers the full scalability of multiprocessing. The ARM11 MPCore multi-core processor supports software compatible, symmetric multi-processor (SMP) operating systems and real-time operating systems (RTOS). Each processor also features a vector floating-point unit, digital signal processing (DSP) and single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) instructions which further accelerates signal processing, physics, scientific and graphic computations by up to 10 times.
The ARM11 MPCore multi-core processor provides a scalable solution that can address the requirements of multiple designs. A dual-core 400MHz targeted implementation of ARM11 MPCore processor delivers more than 1,000 DMIPS of aggregate performance while occupying less than 2.1mm2 of silicon and consuming only 230mW, excluding caches. Compared with the competing multi-threaded processors, the dual-core ARM11 MPCore processor offers more performance and greater power efficiency, with simpler and more predictable throughput for threaded software. Design flexibility allows the ARM11 MPCore processor power and area to be lowered by a further 20 percent when using the ARM Artisan® Metro™ area and power optimized libraries.
“Sarnoff solves customers’ complex system problems by making continuous advancements in technology to deliver breakthrough technical solutions,” said Michael Piacentino, technical manager, Sarnoff Corporation. “We selected the ARM11 MPCore processor due to its ability to deliver scalable high performance with both low silicon cost and low power.”
“The ARM11 MPCore multi-core processor has been widely adopted across a broad range of applications throughout the home, mobile, automotive and enterprise markets, due to its flexibility and scalability,” said John Cornish, VP product marketing, processors, ARM. “By selecting the ARM11 MPCore multi-core processor, Sarnoff has extended the range of ARM11 MPCore processor applications into a new market for high-performance devices.”
About Sarnoff Corporation
Sarnoff Corporation (www.sarnoff.com) produces innovations in electronic, biomedical and information technology that generate successful new products and services for clients worldwide. Sarnoff develops breakthroughs in ICs, lasers and imagers; drug discovery, manufacture and delivery; digital TV and video for security, surveillance and entertainment; high-performance networking; and wireless communications. Sarnoff is a subsidiary of SRI International.
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from mobile, home and enterprise solutions to embedded and emerging applications. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com