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Arrow incorporates ARM processors into Altera FPGAs

Posted: 26 Aug 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:design services  IP access model  Altera Stratix FPGAs  HardCopy Structured ASIC 

The folks at the North American Components business of Arrow Electronics have announced a new design services and IP access model to integrate ARM industry-standard processors in Altera Stratix FPGAs and HardCopy Structured ASIC series devices.

Provided through Arrow's Custom Logic Solutions group, Arrow's customers can now deploy ARM processors consistently across FPGA, ASIC and foundry platforms for prototyping and high-volume production uses.

This model extends Arrow's recently announced support of the Cortex-M1 processor and ARM7 and ARM9E processor families in ASIC and foundry, by enabling prototype and production application of these processors in Altera's Stratix FPGA and HardCopy ASIC devices. In this design services model, Arrow will develop a customer-specified ARM technology-based sub-system and integrate it into the customers' design. The resulting design will be instantiated in a HardCopy device, or encrypted and delivered for customer use on encryption-capable Stratix devices.

The folks at Arrow claim that they offer a unique solution for customers who want to incorporate mainstream ARM processors into their Stratix or HardCopy designs. They say that the combination of ARM technology and Arrow design services promises to provide an excellent combination of flexibility and time to market.

IP access and design services that incorporate ARM industry-standard processors into Altera Stratix and Hardcopy devices are available immediately to North American customers through Arrow's Custom Logic Solutions group.

- Clive Maxfield
Programmable Logic DesignLine

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