Embedded Solution for Samsung’s ARM®-based S3C25xx Communications Processors Targets Router, WLAN and Firewall Markets
SAN JOSE, Calif., October 22, 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, today unveiled a robust software support solution for Samsung’s high-performance, cost-effective, ARM-based S3C25xx communications processors. ARC is offering its MQX RTOS, RTCS TCP/IP networking stack, a variety of networking protocols, security software and USB device stack for engineers developing S3C25xx-based networking and communications applications for the router, WLAN and firewall markets.
“We are committed to providing our customers with a wide range of choices to help them quickly and easily develop their embedded applications with reduced costs and design risk,” said Dennis Kim, vice president of Samsung’s System LSI Division. “We are confident that ARC’s powerful software solutions enable developers to use the familiar environment to quickly incorporate high-speed connectivity and security into their embedded networking devices.”
Software support from ARC for the Samsung S3C25xx processors includes MQX RTOS, RTCS TCP/IP networking stack, IPShield™ security software for the on-chip encryption engine, USB device stack, flash file system, board support packages, and device drivers for the 10/100 Ethernet MAC and UART. ARC also provides complete embedded development tools including the MetaWare™ C/C++ Compiler, SeeCode™ Debugger, Instruction Set Simulator and IDE. Additionally, the Task Awareness Debugging (TAD) feature provides kernel and networking stack information available in the SeeCode pull-down menu during real-time debugging sessions. The MQX RTOS, RTCS TCP/IP network stack and development tools integration gives designers a complete out-of-box environment delivering a high-quality, interoperable embedded networks solution.
“The Samsung S3C25xx processor family is a highly integrated platform for developers creating systems that need to combine a range of connectivity such as Ethernet and USB in a single package,” said Bill Bernecki, vice president of software at ARC. “With our comprehensive, yet tightly integrated software support, such as RTOS, networking stack, security software and USB stack, embedded system developers can maximize the capabilities of the S3C25xx processor family to develop communications applications such as routers and gateways.”
Samsung’s multipurpose microprocessors are for communication applications and target the SOHO and residential router (wired, ADSL and WLAN), as well as the converged network server, IAD, and set-top box markets. All Samsung products have integrated communications interfaces such as Ethernet, USB, PCI, PC Card ISDN, HDLC, and UART. In addition, the company’s communication processors are configured with DES, ATM, SAR, Linux and Network Stack software. All Samsung communications processors are based on the ARM architecture and provide the high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient benefits of the industry-leading embedded RISC microprocessor technology.
Pricing and Availability
ARC’s MQX RTOS, RTCS TCP/IP stack, and development tools are available immediately from ARC. Pricing for tools starts at $5,000, a single-product license of the MQX RTOS starts at $12,500, USB Device Developer’s Kit at $10,000, IPShield security software at $30,000, and are provided in full source code with no royalties.
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, http://www.arc.com. ARC International is listed on the London Stock Exchange as ARC International plc (LSE: ARK).
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