Industry consolidation and cost streamlining eliminated many proprietary processor architectures and channeled alignment to a subset of standardized instruction set architectures (ISAs). Today, many embedded applications such as those found in artificial intelligence (AI), automotive and storage segments require increased bandwidth and memory address space expansion. As Moore’s law slows, design teams seek different ways to deliver unique solutions for these applications while maintaining power, performance, and area (PPA) goals. Designers commonly start with a standard ISA based processor to benefit from common tools, and software ecosystem, but look to extend the architecture to meet their product’s unique needs. This discussion will explore how highly extensible processor architectures can enable designers to meet their application requirements and provide SoC differentiation.

Attend this Synopsys webinar to learn about:

  • Typical ISA trade-offs designers must make for high-end application development
  • How to achieve design flexibility through configurable, scalable processor architectures
  • How leveraging extensibility options of Synopsys ARC® Processors can provide SoC differentiation


Rich Collins

Director of Product Marketing

Rich Collins is director of product marketing for ARC Processors and Subsystems at Synopsys. Rich has over 25 years of experience in embedded semiconductor R&D, product marketing and business development, including 17 years at Motorola/Freescale before joining Synopsys. Rich holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Duke University.

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