Synopsys' DesignWare® ARC® Processor Cores 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. Designers can differentiate their products by using patented configuration technology to tailor each ARC core 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 processor cores utilize a 16-/32-bit ISA that provides excellent performance and code density for embedded and host SoC applications. The RISC microprocessor cores are synthesizable and can be implemented in any foundry or process, and are supported by a complete suite of development tools.
DesignWare ARC processor cores are supported by a variety of 3rd-party tools, operating systems and middleware from leading industry vendors, including members of the ARC Access Program.