- All RapidChip Platform ASIC slices now offer an ARM processor solution with ARM7TMDI-S core
- RapidReady AMBA Reference Design allows RapidChip customers to quickly develop custom subsystems, reducing time-to-revenue
MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 10, 2004- LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced the availability of the industry standard ARM7TDMI-S processor core and an AMBA Reference Design in its RapidChipTMPlatform ASIC technology. The ARM7TDMI-S processor and reference design are RapidReadyTMcertified and are part of the companys CoreWareintellectual property (IP) library. Customers can now easily use one or more embedded ARM processors in their RapidChip designs. With this expanded IP offering, LSI Logic continues to help reduce risk and time-to-revenue for a broad range of designs.
The majority of ASIC customers need an embedded processor, and our goal is to provide easy access to one or more ARM processors. With the addition of the ARM7TDMI-S processor core, RapidChip customers now have access to a firm processor usable anywhere in the transistor fabric, said Harmel Sangha, director CoreWare Marketing, LSI Logic Corporation. Also, the AMBA Reference Design, usable with the ARM7TDMI-S, ARM926EJ-S, and ARM966E-S cores in RapidChip, allows our customers to easily integrate processors in their designs, reducing design risk and turnaround time.
The ARM7TDMI-S is the smallest, most area efficient ARM core that can run both the 32-bit ARM and 16-bit Thumb instruction sets. With the availability of the ARM7TDMI-S processor in the RapidChip Platform ASIC technology, all RapidChip slices can incorporate multiple ARM processors that can be implemented anywhere in the transistor fabric. In addition, select RapidChip FoundationTM, RapidChip IntegratorTMand RapidChip XtremeTMslices offer the ARM926EJ-S and the ARM966E-S processors as either diffused or processor Landing ZoneTMbased hardmacros.
The RapidReady certified AMBA Reference Design provides all the basic components typically needed in embedded processor design such as an Internal SRAM, AHB to APB bridge, external SRAM/Flash Controller, UART, GPIO, Timer and Interrupt Controller with a framework for easy integration and customization of the processor based system. Starting a processor subsystem development with a Reference Design eliminates the need to create the common processor components and simplifies the ability to add, remove or modify components as needed to personalize designs, thus saving months of design time. Designers benefit from the reduced risk of the Reference Designssilicon-proven components, thus allowing time to focus their engineering resources on differentiating their products.
The LSI Logic CoreWare IP library provides the industrys most comprehensive set of IP solutions that are proven and designed to work seamlessly with the standard-cell ASIC and RapidChip Platform ASIC design flows. CoreWare IP includes GigaBlazeand HyperPHYhigh-speed standards-compliant SerDes, high-performance ARM and MIPS processors and associated systems, licensable ZSPDSP cores, processor peripherals and AMBA on-chip-bus structures, USB cores, Memory PHYs and Controllers, Ethernet MAC and PHY cores, PCI Express, XGXS, SPI4.2 and other protocol layer IP. Customers can leverage CoreWare IP solutions to significantly reduce risk and turn-around times with complex SoC designs. Additionally, a dedicated worldwide IP support organization is available to assist customers in all aspects of CoreWare SoC design.
About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer 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 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035, http://www.lsilogic.com .