ARM and Synopsys have signed a multi-year agreement that expands Synopsys? access to a broad range of ARM intellectual property (IP).
The two companies will broaden their collaboration to enable SoC designers to optimize the power and performance of ARM technology-based SoCs with Synopsys Galaxy Implementation Platform and Discovery VIP, while reducing cost and decreasing time to market. Building on previous EDA tools and ARM Cortex-A15 processor license agreements, this new agreement provides Synopsys with access to a range of Cortex processors, including technology needed to implement ARM big.LITTLE processing, ARM Artisan physical IP, POP technology optimized for Cortex processor implementation, as well as CoreLink interconnect and AMBA 4 ACE system IP.
By expanding their collaboration to include the latest ARM technology, Synopsys will be able to create and deliver optimized tools and methodologies for the implementation and verification of ARM processing subsystems, and ARM will be able to enhance its IP.