LSI Logic Licenses Synthesizable ARM926EJ-S Core With a Memory Management Unit and Java Support
CAMBRIDGE, England and MILPITAS, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, and LSI Logic Corp. (NYSE: LSI) today announced that LSI Logic has licensed the ARM926EJ-S(TM) core. The ARM926EJ-S core features a Memory Management Unit (MMU), and dedicated hardware support for Java(TM) utilizing ARM's Jazelle(TM) technology. The core extends LSI Logic's CoreWare® offering of ARM cores to support the increasing number of applications in the communications and storage markets requiring complex operating systems such as Linux, and also those emerging applications in the wireless and portable markets benefiting from Java support. LSI Logic will implement the ARM926EJ-S core in its 0.13 micron (drawn) Gflx(TM) ASIC process technology.
``As our customers' system-on-a-chip designs continually increase in complexity we're seeing a strong trend towards embedding more processor cores,'' said Rafi Kedem, senior director of processor cores at LSI Logic. ``Our current offerings of the ARM946E-S(TM) core, the ARM966E-S(TM) core, and the ARM7TDMI-S(TM) core have proven to be some of the most popular IP cores in our extensive CoreWare library. Licensing the synthesizable ARM926EJ-S core gives us an excellent solution for our customers' Linux and Java requirements, while being fully-compatible with our well-proven AMBA(TM) AHB-based processor subsystem design methodology.''
The ARM926EJ-S core, the latest member of the industry-leading ARM9E(TM) family, features ARM's Jazelle technology providing optimum Java byte code execution performance with low-power consumption. The ARM926EJ-S core has an MMU feature for virtual memory support and enhanced performance to run popular, complex operating systems, such as Windows CE, Linux and the Symbian Platform. The core also includes fully-configurable caches and Tightly Coupled Memories (TCMs) and an integrated AMBA 2.0 AHB interface. The ARM926EJ-S core is ideally suited to support designs in the broadband, networking, storage, wireless, and portable markets.
``This new licensing agreement further strengthens ARM's position as the RISC processor of choice for innovative embedded systems development, and demonstrates LSI Logic's continued commitment to the industry-leading ARM® architecture,'' said Joe Barrett, general manager of Cores for ARM. ``LSI Logic is a world leader in complex system-on-chip designs, and ARM's Jazelle technology will provide them with an ideal Java technology-enabled solution for their leading-edge customer applications.''
In keeping with its performance roadmap, LSI Logic is also announcing the delivery of the industry's first ARM946E-S cached processor in silicon. This processor is one of the first cores on the market to provide fully configurable caches and TCMs and an integrated AHB interface. The high degree of integration and flexibility afforded by the ARM 946E-S core make it well-suited to a particularly wide variety of applications.
LSI Logic was one of ARM's lead partners in the development of the ARM9E family, the ARM946E-S core and the ARM966E-S core, and became the first ARM silicon partner to license these macrocells in 1999. Since then, LSI Logic has also licensed the ARM MicroPack(TM) and has announced that they have standardized on the AMBA bus architecture.
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, handheld computing, multimedia, digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.
About LSI Logic
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications and storage semiconductors for applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1551 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035, 866-574-5741, www.lsilogic.com.
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