DesignWare Processor Solutions

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ARC Processors Everywhere

Industry's best performance efficiency for embedded.

Accelerating Chip Development Innovation

The DesignWare® ARC® Processor IP portfolio consists of proven ARC 32-bit processor coresembedded vision processors, security processors, audio processors and codecs, operating systemsdevelopment tools and subsystems. ARC 32-bit processors 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 dramatically improve application-specific performance, while reducing power consumption and memory requirements. All ARC Processor IP is supported by a complete and integrated development tool suite, including tools for configuration, design, simulation and software development. ARC processors are also supported by a variety of 3rd-party tools, operating systems and middleware from leading industry vendors enrolled in the ARC Access Program, as well as a comprehensive suite of free and open source software available through the embARC Open Software Platform. The DesignWare ARC IP Subsystems are pre-verified and configurable hardware and software solutions that offer SoC-ready functionality to ease integration.

In addition, Synopsys offers the DesignWare EV processors, which are specifically optimized to meet the demanding power and performance requirements of embedded vision applications. The EV processors are supported by a comprehensive software programming environment based on common embedded vision standards including OpenVX™ and OpenCL™ C, as well as Synopsys’ MetaWare Development Toolkit.

Synopsys also offers ASIP Designer for automating the design and implementation of application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs). ASIP Designer enables designers to create custom processors and programmable hardware accelerators for specialized processing requirements.


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.