Attend ConfigCon Silicon Valley December 4th To Learn More About ARC's Low Power MP3 Solution and Direct Support of Embedded Linux 2.6 and GNU Tools
ST. ALBANS, England -- November 20, 2007 - ARC International (LSE: ARK) today announced an optimized MP3 decoder for its ARC® Sound Subsystem operating at under 7 MHz and dissipating less than 0.46 mW of power in a TSMC 90 G process. On November 15, ARC announced it is optimizing, delivering, and directly supporting versions of Embedded Linux 2.6, and GNU tools based on GCC 4.2 and future versions.
In comparison to other MP3 decoders, the next best competitive product required over 20 percent more power when performing MP3 decode than the new MP3 decoder on the ARC Sound Subsystem.* This further extends the ARC Sound Subsystem energy efficiency for MP3 playback in portable media applications where battery life is the major requirement and the key performance metrics are size, power and performance. For a copy of the complete release please go to http://www.arc.com/news/
In addition, ARC directly supporting versions of Embedded Linux 2.6, and GNU tools based on GCC 4.2 and future versions means customers can access the latest versions of open source software and direct support from the people who are the best at developing software for ARC platforms. These technologies can be used in combination with the growing amount of application specific middleware and software based on the GNU/Linux platform. For a copy of the complete release please go to http://www.arc.com/news/
*Test results based on ARC engineering analysis comparing published data from three other commercial IP Vendors' announced MP3 product offerings.
Attend ConfigCon Silicon Valley
Attend ConfigCon Silicon Valley, December 4th at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara to learn more about the new MP3 decoder as well as other multimedia codecs, ARC's direct support of Linux 2.6 and GNU tool, and much more. Registration is Free! http://www.arc.com/configcon/.
About ARC International plc
ARC International is the world leader in configurable media subsystems and CPU/DSP processors. Used by over 140 companies worldwide, ARC's configurable solutions enable the creation of highly differentiated system-on-chips (SoCs) that ship in hundreds of millions of devices annually. ARC's patented subsystems and cores are smaller, consume less power, and are less expensive to manufacture than competing products.
ARC International maintains a worldwide presence with corporate and research and development offices in Silicon Valley and St. Albans, UK. For more information visit www.ARC.com. ARC International is listed on the London Stock Exchange as ARC International plc (LSE: ARK).