ParthusCeva grabs ARM for chip co-design plan
Chip designers ParthusCeva and ARM have announced that they are to work together on a new hybrid microchip design specification. This will assist microchip developers in combining certain elements of ARM’s RISC microprocessor technologies and ParthusCeva’s digital signal processing technologies into one ‘system-on-chip’ design.
"Hybrid solutions combining CPU and DSP (digital signal processor) cores are key to many new digital devices and particularly key to the burgeoning application-processing market," said Gideon Wertheizer, executive VP of ParthusCeva. "Our mutual customers will greatly benefit from a standard integration between the two leading RISC and DSP architectures, and this further enhances our position as the leading DSP architecture of choice for the mobile world."
Matthew Byatt, marketing manager, ARM, added: "As a significant number of ARM core-based systems combine an ARM core and ParthusCeva's DSP cores, ARM's DSP interface specification will be of great value to our mutual customers and should further enhance the capabilities of the ARM architecture."
The RISC/DSP architecture standard will span the various generations of ARM processors, including the ARM7 and ARM9 core families, alongside all members of ParthusCeva's industry leading SmartCores DSP family.
By Brian Skelly