Chinese SoCs gain Java-optimised core
Shanghai Research Center for IC Design has licensed the Java-optimised ARM926EJ-S processor and the Embedded Trace Macrocell on-chip debug peripheral
Shanghai Research Center for IC Design (ICC), the first Chinese IC design industrial centre, has licensed the Java-optimised ARM926EJ-S processor and the Embedded Trace Macrocell (ETM9) on-chip debug peripheral. Through the ARM Foundry Programme, the agreement will enable ICC to provide Chinese fabless companies and universities with ARM technologies to design advanced ARM powered SoC solutions for high-end consumer electronics and communication devices.
The ARM926EJ-S processor features ARM Jazelle technology and Thumb instruction set to provide compliant devices, much faster Java application performance and an excellent code-density with limited power and cost penalties.
It also includes 16bit fixed point DSP instructions to enhance performance of many signal processing algorithms and applications applied for multimedia decoding.
The ETM9 solution provides comprehensive debug and trace facilities for ARM processor cores.
'With increased demand for advanced consumer electronics, engineers are required to design more complex SoC solutions'.
'The ARM926EJ-S processor is an ideal choice for this purpose', said Wang Ye, Vice Director of ICC.
'This licensing agreement will enable ICC and ARM to help Chinese fabless companies design such solutions for high-end applications at a low cost by the means of government-sponsored Incubating Service'.
'ICC first licensed the ARM7TDMI processor in 2003 to help Chinese incubated companies design SoC solutions for low-end consumer electronics', said Dr Jun Tan, President of ARM China.
'This new licence agreement is an extension of ARM's already strong relationship with ICC and will further enable Chinese fabless companies to meet the growing demand for high-end solutions serving the consumer electronics market'.
ICC will offer the ARM926EJ-S processor-based design platform from Q2 2005.
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