Synopsys ARC Options

Industry's best performance efficiency for embedded

ARC Processors Everywhere

Industry's best performance efficiency for embedded

Extend Functionality with ARC Licensable Options

Synopsys offers a portfolio of separately licensable options that enable Synopsys ARC® processors to be optimized for a specific application or to add more processing capabilities. ARC processors are supported by a range of licensable options including floating point, security, automotive safety, memory protection, mathematical functions, debug and system integration, enabling designers to meet the unique requirements of their application. 


Separately licensed options are available for the ARC 600, the ARC 700 and the ARC AS2xx processors.

ARC processors are optimized to deliver the best PPA efficiency in the industry for embedded SoCs.

  • Harvard architecture for higher performance through simultaneous instruction and data memory access
  • High-speed pipeline designed for maximum power efficiency
  • 32-bit RISC engine offers a mixed 16-bit/32-bit instruction set for greater code density

ARC processors are highly configurable, allowing designers to optimize the performance, power, and area of each processor instance on their SoC.

  • Add or omit hardware features to optimize the core for your target application - no wasted gates
  • The ARChitect wizard enables drag-and-drop configuration of the core

ARC Processor EXtension (APEX) technology enables users to customize their processor implementation. 

  • Add user-defined instructions to accelerate software execution and reduce code size, reducing energy consumption and memory requirements
  • Tightly couple memories and peripherals to the processors to eliminate the need for additional bus infrastructure, reducing area and latency and increasing system-level performance