DesignWare Processor Solutions 

Accelerating Chip Development Innovation 

Synopsys offers a comprehensive portfolio of IP, tools and software to accelerate the deployment of highly-efficient embedded processors and DSPs in SoCs.

The ARC Processors can be tailored to meet the specific performance, power and area requirements of applications in a variety of markets segments, including mobile, IoT, digital home, automotive, industrial and storage applications.

The DesignWare® ARC® Processor IP solution consists of proven ARC 32-bit processor cores, audio processors and codecs, operating systems and development tools. ARC Processor cores are highly configurable so they can be tailored to meet the performance, power and area requirements of each target application. The extensible instruction set gives designers the ability to define their own custom instructions that implement hardware accelerators to dramatically improve application-specific performance, while reducing power consumption and memory requirements. ARC Processor IP is supported by a complete and integrated development tool suite, including tools for configuration, design, simulation and software development. DesignWare ARC processors are also supported by a variety of 3rd-party tools, operating systems and middleware from leading industry vendors, including members of the ARC Access Program.

In addition, ARC processors are components of DesignWare IP Subsystems, pre-verified and configurable hardware and software IP solutions that offer SoC-ready functionality to ease integration into SoCs.

Synopsys also offers industry-leading tools to automate the design and implementation of application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs). Synopsys’ Processor Designer, IP Designer and MP Designer enable designers to create custom processors and programmable hardware accelerators for specialized processing requirements.

 

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


ARC 700 Family
Mid-range to high-end embedded and host applications


ARC 600 Family
General-purpose embedded processor cores with DSP capabilities


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


Audio Processors
Single- and dual-core 32-bit audio processors


ARC Extensions and Options
DSP, floating-point, trace and secure pipeline options for ARC cores


ARC Audio Solution
ARC audio processors with powerful dual-MAC DSP

  • ASIP Tools
  • Software development tools automate the implementation of ASIPsmore

Processor Designer
Unified design and implementation of custom processors, including software development toolchain and optimized RTL


IP Designer and MP Designer
Complete tool suite for the implementation and programming of ASIPs (formerly products of Target Compiler Technologies)

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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Development Tools
Synopsys offers a complete suite of software development tools to support its comprehensive portfolio of DesignWare ARC processors. This tool suite enables customers to efficiently build, debug, profile and optimize their embedded software applications for ARC, and get an early start on software development prior to hardware availability.

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Operating Systems
Synopsys enables programmability for market-ready solution verticals by offering choice and flexibility in operating systems. To support applications that require fast, real-time response, Synopsys offers MQX RTOS, while ARC Linux offers all of the benefits of open source software, including complete source code and a large install base.

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Ecosystem
Synopsys collaborates with a wide range of companies across the embedded and related technology industries to broaden industry support for the DesignWare ARC architecture and cores, The ARC Access Program expands the choice of embedded software and hardware solutions available for ARC processor cores. This program builds on the ecosystem of third-parties supporting the ARC architecture with software development tools, real-time operating systems (RTOSes), middleware and semiconductor IP.

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