Mitsubishi Electric Licenses Synthesizable ARM Core for Digital Home Appliances
TOKYO, JAPAN and CAMBRIDGE, UK----Jan. 26, 2000--Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and ARM® (LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY) today announced that Mitsubishi has licensed the synthesizable ARM7TDMI-S(TM) microprocessor core from ARM for use in future generations of digital consumer applications. Mitsubishi will have system devices based on the ARM7TDMI-S core available in 2001.
Mitsubishi plans to strengthen its System LSI business by combining industry leading intellectual properties (IP), like the ARM® architecture, with its high-capacity embedded memory (eRAM) technology to provide developers with cost-effective, power-efficient ASIC system solutions. This agreement will expand Mitsubishi's product portfolio, enabling the company to better respond to the needs of a wider range of customers while targeting the rapidly growing market for digital home appliances.
``The high-performance, low-power ARM7TDMI(TM) processor is a de facto standard in a range of embedded applications, and further strengthens our existing system-on-chip offerings,'' said Koji Tsuchihashi, general manager, System LSI Division for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. ``By licensing the synthesizable version of this popular core, which can be readily integrated and tuned to our manufacturing processes, we can continue our push into the digital consumer arena by rapidly deploying a range of devices for a wide variety of applications.''
``The ARM7TDMI core continues to be the most widely licensed ARM architecture, and one of the most popular RISC processor solutions for a broad range of embedded applications,'' said Tim O'Donnell, president, ARM Inc. ``The enduring relevance of the ARM7TDMI core and the Thumb® instruction set, continues to drive the use of ARM technology in a variety of high-performance, low-power digital consumer applications.''
ARM processors range in performance from 60 MHz (54 MIPS) to 300 MHz (400+ MIPS). The cores are noted for performance, small die size, low power consumption, tight code density, and multiple supply sources. Instruction set compatibility between processor families promotes design reuse and reduces software development time.
ARM offers full system-on-chip solutions including processor cores, peripheral intellectual property, development tools, applications software, EDA tools and design services. The ARM architecture is well supported by semiconductor and system manufacturers, real-time operating system providers, third-party toolchain developers, application software providers and ARM design centers.
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ARM, a leading intellectual property (IP) provider, licenses high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming the volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.
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