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ARM says technology reduces Java memory footprint by up to 3X

Posted: 29 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:memory? mobile phone? consumer device? java?

ARM has introduced a new technology that the company says can dramatically reduce memory footprint while increasing performance and saving power in a wide range of applications, including mobile phones and consumer devices.

The technology, known as Jazelle RCT (runtime compiler target), expands ARM's Jazelle technology portfolio to include optimizations for runtime and 'ahead-of-time' compiler technologies.

In a statement issued by ARM Monday, Tom Halfhill, a senior analyst for In-Stat's Microprocessor Report, said the Jazelle RCT would enable Java developers to achieve higher performance.

"Anything that reduces the size of statically compiled Java byte code will be welcomed by independent software vendors and embedded-system developers," Halfhill said.

According to ARM, Jazelle RCT technology enables runtime compilers to target the highest performance while maximizing code density. Using Jazelle RCT technology, code memory footprint is reduced by up to three times, the company said.

Jazelle RCT will be deployed in the ARM Cortex-A series of applications processors for complex OS and user applications. Jazelle RCT technology will initially be used only on Java platforms.

ARM said Sun Microsystems (Santa Clara, Calif.) Aplix Corp. (Tokyo) and Esmertec (Zurich, Switzerland) support ARM Jazelle technology and are partnering with ARM to enable Jazelle RCT technology solutions.

- EE Times





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