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ARM Integrator Development Environment Now Supports Altera Excalibur

19 November 2002

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Nov. 19, 2002 – ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor technology, today announced the latest addition to its range of RealView® hardware and software integration solutions, the Integrator/CM922T-XA10 Core Module. The Integrator/CM922T-XA10 Core Module provides a hardware and software development environment for Altera's family of Excalibur™ embedded processors. Excalibur devices are based on the ARM922T™ microprocessor core, combining ARM's industry-leading processing performance with the flexibility of the Altera's FPGA technology.

Extending the ARM® Integrator family to incorporate Excalibur processors offers ARM Foundry Program members, SoC developers and ASIC developers, a powerful hardware prototyping and software development environment, enabling user integration of software and hardware IP such as the ARM PrimeCell® peripherals and associated drivers. The ARM Integrator development environment reduces development times and increases efficiency and reliability in final silicon by allowing early prototyping of an environment very similar to the end system

"The CM922T-XA10 Core Module adds hardware prototyping capability to ARM's existing software support for Excalibur processors," said Mark Snook, development manager for Hardware Platforms, ARM. "It enables engineers and designers to fully utilize the advanced hardware and software development environments, offered by Altera and ARM, within the framework of the ARM Integrator family."

"Enabling Excalibur processors to harness the full capabilities of the ARM Integrator family provides a powerful integrated system prototyping environment based around the ARM922T core", said Duncan Bryan, Development Platform product manager, ARM.

"ARM core-based ASIC developers, standard part designers and ARM Foundry Program Partners will benefit from this solution".

The Integrator/CM922T-XA10 Core Module is compatible with the Integrator AP (ASIC Development Platform, Integrator CP (Compact Platform) boards. The module may also be used in conjunction with Interface modules, such as the ARM Integrator IM-PD1 (Interface Module for Portable application Development, which provides a wide range of peripheral I/O options).

Technical Details
Details of the Altera Excalibur EPXA10 device may be found at:
http://www.altera.com/products/devices/arm/arm-index.html

Availability
The ARM RealView Integrator/CM922T-XA10 Core Module is available now; in
addition to the Module the kit includes printed documentation, ARM Firmware Suite solution, and a CD containing HDL source code.

About the ARM RealView Development Solution
RealView tools provide designers with the best solution for creating and analyzing systems based on ARM technology. They are designed and used by the same engineers who create the ARM architecture. ARM tools are exposed to the highest level of pre- and post-silicon evaluation and development. As a result, the ARM RealView development solution provides the broadest possible range of support for future ARM architectures and derivatives. ARM RealView tools are fully integrated and provide a complete solution to any design or SoC integration challenge, giving the developer higher confidence in first silicon and a faster time-to-market.

The complete ARM RealView development solution includes:

  • RealView compilation tools including a C and C++ compiler, assembler and linker – now available as a stand-alone package
  • RealView debug solution made up of the RealView Debugger™ product, RealViewICE™ emulator and RealView Trace™ module
  • Boards and platforms including the industry-proven Integrator family

About ARM
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at www.arm.com


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