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Synopsys extends development platforms for ARC-based SoCs

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:software development? ARC? SoCs?

Synopsys has introduced two software development platforms under the DesignWare ARC portfolio for software development and debug of ARC-based SoC designs.

The development platforms include ARC processors, peripherals, pre-built Linux and MQX operating systems, device drivers, and application examples. This package allows designers to start software development prior to SoC availability.

The platforms feature a range of peripheral I/Os that enable usage of the same hardware and drivers in the final SoC implementation, reducing development effort. Additionally, the incorporated CPU daughter cards supports real-time software development, validation, code porting, software debugging and analysis on the hardware.

The AXS101 model integrates the AXC001 CPU that supports the ARC 625D, 770D, EM4, EM6 and AS221BD processors in an ASIC implementation for at-speed operation. The AXS102 model on the other hand, contains the AXC002 CPU that supports the new ARC HS34 and HS36 processors in an FPGA implementation for the development of SoCs for high-performance embedded applications.

Synopsys has also configured the platforms to include support for its different technologies. The built-in HapsTrak connector provides a fast tunnel at 150MHz for easy connection between the development platforms and the HAPS FPGA-based prototyping system. The ARC MetaWare Development Toolkit, meanwhile, can be used with the platforms for development and debugging of high-density code up to 32Kbit.

The company said that the AXS102 is scheduled to be released in March, while the AXS101 is now available.

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