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ARM Realview Tools Drive SoC Projects in Universities Across Europe


CAMBRIDGE, UK – January 3rd, 2005 – ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that Circuits-Multi-Projects (CMP) has licensed the ARM® RealView® CREATE family of Electronic System Level (ESL) tools to drive advanced SoC projects in universities and research laboratories across Europe, Turkey, Egypt and Israel. CMP is already a successful distributor of RealView Developer tools for educational purposes (250 licences already distributed). purposes; through this new licensing agreement, the CMP will be able to provide university students with access to emerging SoC design technology, helping to put those students at the forefront of design research and methodology best-practices.

“The RealView ESL design tools from ARM enable system developers to efficiently and reliably design SoC solutions for next-generation advanced digital products,” said Bernard Courtois, Director of CMP. CMP has a long history with modeling ARM technology-based digital systems and has already seen the benefits of using RealView tools over this past year. This agreement will enable us to better educate university students on the most essential element of the SoC design flow.”

“ARM is committed to helping university students and research specialists stay ahead of the curve with easy access to cutting-edge ARM design tools,” said Thomas Kettler, business development manager, ESL Tools, ARM. “By extending its current ARM tools offerings with the entire range of our RealView CREATE family of ESL design tools, CMP is well-positioned to offer universities and research laboratories an end-to-end solution within the design flow.”

The RealView CREATE family of design tools uses ESL technology to create a virtual prototype of processor cores and complete SoC designs in the pre-silicon phase. As part of this process, SoC hardware architecture and software are tested extensively in the pre-silicon phase. The tools work at the cycle-based and transaction-based abstraction level, combining the speed of C/C++ with the accuracy of RTL, to provide a complete platform for modeling and programming multi-core SoCs. The tools also support the SPIRIT 1.1 standard for ease of integration into downstream RTL and implementation design flows. As a result, design engineers using the RealView ESL design tools will be able to achieve enhanced end product quality.

The RealView CREATE family includes the RealView SoC Designer (with MaxSim® technology), the RealView Core Generator (with MaxCore® technology) and the RealView Model Library. All tools and models are available now.

About ARM
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About CMP
CMP is a broker for a number of technologies (prototyping and low volume production). Since 1981, 800 Institutions from 60 countries have been served, through more than 500 runs, 20 semiconductor houses have been interfaced.

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