DesignWare ARC Processor Cores 

Accelerating Development of Performance-Efficient SoCs 

Synopsys' DesignWare® ARC® Processors are a family of 32-bit CPUs that SoC designers can optimize for a wide range of uses, from deeply embedded to high-performance host applications in a variety of market segments. Designers can differentiate their products by using patented configuration technology to tailor each ARC processor instance to meet specific performance, power and area requirements. The DesignWare ARC processors are also extendable, allowing designers to add their own custom instructions that dramatically increase performance. Synopsys' ARC processors have been used by over 170 customers worldwide who collectively ship more than 1 billion ARC-based chips annually.

All DesignWare ARC processors utilize a 16-/32-bit ISA that provides excellent performance and code density for embedded and host SoC applications. The RISC microprocessors are synthesizable and can be implemented in any foundry or process, and are supported by a complete suite of development tools.

DesignWare ARC processors are supported by a variety of 3rd-party tools, operating systems and middleware from leading industry vendors, including members of the ARC Access Program.

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  • ARC HS Family
  • High-speed, 32-bit multicore processors for high-end embedded applications more

ARC HS34
Single, dual and quad core 32-bit processors for real-time control applications


ARC HS36
Single, dual and quad core 32-bit processors with I and D cache


ARC 710D
Cacheless 32-bit processor for real-time control


ARC 725D
Efficient 32-bit processor with I & D caches


ARC 770D
High-performance processor with MMU and Linux acceleration package


ARC 601
Compact, low-power, cacheless 32-bit processor


ARC 605
Compact, cacheless 32-bit processor with power management unit


ARC 610D
Low-power, cacheless 32-bit processor with DSP capabilities


ARC 625D
Low-power, 32-bit processor with DSP capabilities and I & D caches

  • ARC EM Family
  • Compact, ultra low-power processors for deeply embedded applicationsmore

ARC EM4
Ultra-compact and power-efficient cacheless 32-bit processor


ARC EM6
Ultra-compact and power-efficient 32-bit processor with I & D caches


ARC EM5D
Compact, power-efficient DSP-enhanced processor with I & D CCMs


ARC EM7D
Compact, power-efficient DSP-enhanced processor with I & D CCMs and caches


ARC EM SEP
EM4 with Safety Enhancement Package for automotive applications


 
Configurable audio processors for low- to high-end applications


ARC Memory Protection Unit
Division of address space into regions associated with specific attributes such as read, write, and execute prevents faulting instructions from completing


ARC Secure
Execution of encrypted code for ARC 600 cores provides cost-effective protection against memory and system attacks with little impact on system performance


ARC XY Advanced DSP
Adds the power of a true DSP engine to enable conventional and signal processing computation within a single architecture


ARC Floating Point Options
Adds high-performance single- and double-precision floating point math instructions to ARC processor families


ARC Real-Time Trace
Hardware modules that can be integrated into any ARC-based SoC to enable rapid software debug with minimal increase in die size and no power consumption penalty


ARC Audio Processors
High-performance audio processors with low power consumption and small footprint for a broad range of SoC designs


ARC Audio Codecs
Ideal for ultra-low power portable applications or for high performance broadcast and home entertainment SoCs


Media Streaming Framework
For easy creation of complex audio graphs, including a Blu-ray Disc reference design

Synopsys' broad portfolio of DesignWare® ARC® Processors includes a variety of 32-bit CPUs from power-efficient to high-performance cores that SoC designers can optimize for a wide range of uses, including embedded and deeply embedded applications. Designers can differentiate their products by using patented configuration technology to tailor each ARC processor instance to meet the specific performance, power and area requirements of their mobile, IoT, digital home, automotive, industrial and storage applications.

Mobile
Mobile

High-performance ARC multicore processors have excellent DMIPS/mW for battery-operated mobile apps

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  Internet of Things
Internet of Things

On-chip integration of sensor control, embedded processing & communication for IoT applications

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  Digital Home
Digital Home

Best-in-class code density of ARC cores reduces memory size & power for digital home applications

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Automotive/Industrial
Automotive/Industrial

Small, low-power ARC cores for automotive have high code density & the most DMIPS/mW in their class

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  Storage
Storage

High-performance, low-power ARC processors support fast read/write speeds for SSDs and flash cards

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