SAN JOSE, CA, September 4, 2003 – ARC International (LSE: ARK), a world leader in user customizable processors, silicon peripheral IP, real-time operating system and development tools for embedded system design, announced today the Company’s Full-Speed On-the-Go products had received USB-IF Certification.
“This is the first time the USB Implementers Forum has offered USB Compliance Testing for full-speed OTG,” said Andy Haines, senior vice president marketing at ARC International. “It is our goal to submit all our USB technology for Compliance Testing at the earliest opportunity, so our customers can be confident products will work as specified without them having to spend additional design cycles on their implementation.” ARC’s USB FS OTG product features the following benefits:
- Lowest gate count (inclusive of endpoint buffers) in real-world, full system implementations
- Includes DMA
- Most mature product available today: ARC has been shipping Host/Device product since 1998, OTG product since 2000, and leads in OTG implementations in silicon.
- Full suite of verification tools
- Most mature OTG software stack. The ARC stack can use Task, Event, Message Passing, Interrupt or Semaphore based OS structures, and offers a thin hardware adaptation layer for ease of porting. The stack can work standalone in those systems that do not use an operating system.
ARC’s USB FS OTG product is delivered as fully synthesizable RTL code, available as VHDL or Verilog, and is available with BVCI or AHB interfaces. Delivery also includes driver source code, full verification suite and extensive documentation. Earlier this year, the company introduced the ARC CertiPHY program whereby the industry’s leading PHY manufacturers work with ARC to verify that their PHY works with ARC’s USB technology. This program was introduced to aid SoC developers with interoperability testing which, in turn, eases USB-IF certification.
ARC International is a world leader in SoC and embedded software design and development minimizing risk for customers developing next generation wireless, networking, industrial control, storage, and consumer electronics products. ARC introduced the industry’s first user-customizable 32-bit RISC/DSP processor core, the industry’s first USB Hi-speed On-the-Go IP and today supplies turnkey embedded solutions that combine a real-time operating system, development tools and peripheral hardware and software that enable developers to better design optimization and performance. ARC provides a single source for the major SoC and embedded software building blocks reducing the number of suppliers, reducing cost, reducing risk and reducing time-to-market.
ARC International employs approximately 200 people in research and development, sales and marketing offices across North America, Europe and Asia. Full details of the company’s locations and other information are available on the company’s website, www.ARC.com. ARC International is listed on the London Stock Exchange as ARC International plc (LSE:ARK).
Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those indicated by such forward-looking statements include, among others, market acceptance of the ARC technology; fluctuations in and unpredictability of the Company’s quarterly results; general economic and business conditions; regulatory policies adopted by governmental authorities; assumptions regarding the Company’s future business strategy; changes in technology; competition; ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; risks associated with the Company’s international operations; and other uncertainties that are discussed in the “Investment Considerations” section of the Company’s listing particulars dated 28 September 2000 filed with the United Kingdom Listing Authority and the Registrar of Companies in England and Wales. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date such statement was first made. In view of the many applications in which its Licensees may use the ARC products, ARC cannot warrant that those applications do not infringe the patents of others ARC strongly encourages its Licensees to become familiar with the policies governing the use and licensing of intellectual property established by any organization whose standards the Licensee wishes to follow, and to review the list most standards-promulgating organizations publish, of entities that claim to have patents relating to the relevant standards or underlying technology.
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