Silicon Wave Licenses ARM7TDMI Processor Core For Integration Into Bluetooth Devices
CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions and Silicon Wave, Inc., a leading designer and provider of RF communication system components, today announced at World PC Expo that Silicon Wave has licensed the ARM7TDMI® processor core for integration into it's high-performance, low-power Bluetooth(TM) baseband processor developed for cellular phones, PDAs, mobile computing and other wireless products.
``Silicon Wave has selected ARM's industry-leading processor core because of its low-power, high-performance and standardized architecture,'' said Dave Lyon, president and CEO of Silicon Wave. ``The ARM7TDMI core complements Silicon Wave's high-performance, low-power Bluetooth baseband processors, and enables OEMs to design Bluetooth products that are robust, reliable and provide long battery life.''
``Through this agreement, Silicon Wave has further confirmed that the classic benefits of the ARM7TDMI core are driving it to become the processor of choice for serious Bluetooth product providers,'' said George Milne, Bluetooth product manager, ARM. ``As a leading provider of microprocessor intellectual property, we believe the ARM® architecture combined with Silicon Wave's low-power, robust baseband products will provide OEMs with a full-range of leading-edge consumer wireless solutions.''
The ARM7TDMI core is part of the ARM7(TM) family of low-power 32-bit RISC microprocessor cores optimized for cost and power-sensitive consumer applications. Offering up to 130MIPs (Dhrystone2.1), the ARM7 family incorporates the Thumb® 16-bit instruction set, which enables 32-bit performance at 8/16-bit system cost. The ARM7 family consists of the ARM7TDMI, the ARM7TDMI-S(TM) and the ARM7EJ-S(TM) processor cores, and the ARM720T(TM) cached processor macrocell.
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-on-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 www.arm.com.
About Silicon Wave, Inc.
Based in San Diego, Silicon Wave designs and produces RF communication system components that consistently deliver superior user experience. Silicon Wave products include baseband, radio modem and software solutions for Bluetooth wireless communications and a complete line of silicon tuners for cable modems and digital set-top boxes. Founded in 1997, the company was the first to deliver a fully qualified, single-chip radio modem for Bluetooth communications and first to achieve Bluetooth Specification Version 1.1 qualification for its products. Silicon Wave is an Associate Member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The company's Web site is located at www.siliconwave.com.
ARM, Thumb and ARM7TDMI are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM7, ARM7TDMI-S, ARM7EJ-S and ARM720T are trademarks of ARM Limited. ``ARM'' is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE:ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM, INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; and ARM France SAS.
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