CAMBRIDGE, UK - Apr. 14, 2003 - ARM [(LSE:ARM);(Nasdaq:ARMHY)],
the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor
solutions, today announced that LSI Logic and ParthusCeva have joined the
ARM® PrimeXsys™ Community Program. As members of the Program, these two
leading Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Intellectual Property (IP)
companies will interface their leading-edge DSP cores with ARM PrimeXsys
DSP technology is now a well-established, fundamental and independent
processor technology. It can be found at the heart of a wide range of
digital electronics devices, from portable audio players through mobile
phones to set-top boxes, and is often employed in conjunction with
microprocessor cores such as those designed by ARM. However, because of
the increasing use of DSPs alongside microprocessor cores, issues
surrounding integration of DSPs with microprocessors has now become an
important design consideration.
Developers of ARM microprocessor core-based devices wishing to
integrate DSP IP cores into their solutions can now gain access to
pre-integrated, pre-validated DSP hardware and software IP through the
PrimeXsys Platform, resulting in faster time-to-market, reduced
development cost and risk, and reusability.
"DSP core technology is an important part of many applications, such as
the intensive data processing requirements of mobile phones and networking
system-on-chips (SoC). It is vital that we provide our development
community with the best solutions possible to integrate the ARM cores and
DSP cores together on one piece of silicon, through a platform approach,"
said Matt Byatt, DSP program manager, ARM. "LSI Logic and ParthusCeva are
widely recognized as leaders in their fields and will contribute valuable
IP and expertise to the PrimeXsys Community. The addition of these two
companies will benefit the Community by helping to address the significant
issues associated with integrating multi-core SoCs. "
"The ARM PrimeXsys Platform is a significant step forward in enabling
multiprocessor SoC designs," said Tuan Dao, vice president, DSP Products
Division, LSI Logic. "LSI Logic brings its world-class ZSP signal
processing technology to the PrimeXsys Community, built on decades of SoC
and ASIC leadership in a broad range of applications including consumer,
communication and storage products."
"It is encouraging to see companies such as ARM delivering solutions
such as the PrimeXsys Platform, which enables silicon designers to bring
their products to market quickly," said Sean Mitchell, VP Strategic
Marketing, ParthusCeva. "Combining ParthusCeva IP into the PrimeXsys
Platform will result in a powerful package that will bring increased
benefits by enabling system designers to accelerate the time-to-market for
combined DSP and microprocessor designs."
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 a 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's ZSP Family of DSP Cores
LSI Logic's ZSP DSP superscalar signal processing technology provides
the highest performance open architecture DSP cores available today. These
licensable and fully synthesizable cores have proven themselves in ASICs
and standard products alike. The ZSP architecture - now in its second
generation - has been optimized with respect to code density, compiler
performance and ease of programming. It is supported by a growing list of
software Solution Partners. For more information about the ZSP visit the
website at http://www.zsp.com/ or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) 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
About ParthusCeva, Inc.
Further information about ParthusCeva
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