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ARM announces new licensing plan for big.Little

Posted: 22 Apr 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:big-little  processors  licensing 

ARM has announced a new licensing model to enable broader access to big.Little processing technology for ARM partners. The big-Little technology uses multiple processors that are developed for different energy and performance budgets.

Under the terms of a single use design licence, ARM partners can licence the individual components required to enable the development of a big.Little system, including the ARM Cortex-A15 andCortex-A7 processors, CoreLink Cache Coherent Interconnect (CCI-400), Generic Interrupt Controller (GIC-400), and AMBA Domain Bridge (ADB-400), all as a single package.

ARM partners licensing the package can also licence the Mali-T600 GPU to provide “industry-leading graphics performance to the platform, or ARM POP Technology for core-hardening acceleration to aid efficient implementation of their design,” the company said.

“Due to the successful adoption of big.Little processing by 17 partners to date, including Samsung, Renesas, CSR, Fujitsu and MediaTek, ARM has now created this new licence model to enable enhanced access to the key big.Little components from one package. This single-use design licence will help ARM partners to develop a single big.Little system, with the option to take a perpetual implementation license in the future.”

ARM has had steady success in selling its pre-developed processor cores but changing market dynamics could still prove challenging. Perhaps a new licensing programme can assist ARM in keeping its big-little idea rolling along.

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