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Renesas licenses ARM processor for low-cost mobile devices

Posted: 15 Feb 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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ARM announced at this week's 3GSM World Congress that Renesas Technology Corp. has licensed the ARM1176JZF-S processor for the development of advanced mobile/consumer electronics applications.

According to the press release, ARM1176JZF-S will enable Renesas to deliver trusted technology to its customers for security, media acceleration and portability. In addition, it will improve the user experience for consumers using multimedia capabilities on devices including video streaming, music downloads and gaming. Renesas' new technology is said to answer OEM demand for technology that supports the next generation platform, which is poised to offer significantly higher bandwidth capabilities for dramatically faster downloads supported by a wide range of new services.

In addition, Renesas licensed the ARM PrimeCell Level-2 Cache Controller, which TrustZone technology, for a portable security solution compatible with different operating systems. Renesas will also be able to develop SoCs without encountering bus bottlenecks, as the ARM1176JZF-S processor and Level-2 Cache Controller are compliant with the ARM AMBA 3 AXI specification.

"For any new mobile devices to achieve mass adoption, it is imperative that consumers get cutting-edge capabilities coupled with a trusted security platform. ARM empowers its Partners and OEMs to be able to address these demands with confidence," said Takafumi Nishijima, president of ARM KK.

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