ARC™ 700 Processor Chosen by Infineon for Best-in-Class Performance, DSP Technology and Integrated Development ToolsELSTREE, UK, February 9, 2005
– ARC International (LSE: ARK), the world leader in configurable CPU/DSP processor cores and application subsystems, today announced that Infineon Technologies, a world leading broadband access IC vendor, has taken a license for the ARC™ 700 configurable processor core with ARC XY Advanced DSP technology for use in its next-generation wireline access products. An ARC licensee since 2001, Infineon will use the high-performance ARC 700 core to simultaneously perform the functions of host and applications processing in a single processor, thereby reducing the system’s overall design complexity and silicon cost.
At up to 405 MHz in a 0.13 micron process, the configured versions of the ARC 700 configurable core family consume as little as 0.72mm2 of silicon die area. The processors’ range of configurable options allows customers to select only the features they need and extend the core with custom instructions to optimize the design to the end application. The ARC 700 core family features a high-performance architecture that offers a 16- and 32-bit instruction set, a large number of pipeline stages and optimized development tools that speed ARC-Based™ designs’ time-to-market parameters.
“For years, ARC’s configurable processor technology has been one of the key enabling technologies in our broadband access product line,” said Ulrich Huewels, vice president of system engineering, wireline access business unit at Infineon Technologies. “ARC’s open architecture can be easily combined with our application-specific IP, which enhances our competitive differentiation in the wireline access market.”
“The ARC 700 processor family is enabling an increasing number of industry leaders to leverage the benefits of configurable technology in applications that demand high computational performance and low cost,” said Derek Meyer, vice president of marketing at ARC International. “These are some of the reasons why long-time customers such as Infineon are extending the use of our products for use in high-volume market applications.” ARC™ 700 Processor Family
The ARC 700 family of configurable cores combines a powerful 32-bit CPU and a full-featured DSP engine in a unified architecture. ARC 700 cores have the computing power to meet the needs of the most demanding SoC tasks, such as graphics, media codecs and packet processing. Cores within the ARC 700 family also are ideal for high-end embedded OSs, such as Linux. For additional information, visit: www.ARC.com/700. ARC XY Advanced DSP Technology
ARC’s XY Advanced DSP technology adds the power of a true DSP engine to ARC CPU cores, enabling conventional and signal processing computation within a single unified architecture. ARC XY Advanced DSP technology may be applied to most of the cores within the ARC 600 and ARC 700 processor families.About ARC International plc
ARC International is the world leader in low-power, high-performance 32-bit configurable CPU/DSP processor cores, subsystems, real-time operating systems and development tools for embedded system design. ARC's configurable and extendible cores assist customers in the development of next generation digital media, consumer and communications devices, resulting in lower cost, higher performance SoC products.
ARC International maintains a worldwide presence with corporate offices in San Jose, California, USA and Elstree, UK. The company has research and development offices located in England and the United States. For more information please visit the ARC website at: www.ARC.com
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