Synopsys has rolled out a ready-to-use platform for rapid software development on the ARC HS3x family of processors. The product enables developers to build and debug complex software. It includes access to the embARC open source software packages on the embARC website, enabling designers to start software development prior to SoC availability.
The ARC HS Development kit supports ARC HS34, ARC HS36 and HS38 processors. It operates at speeds up to 1GHz and includes 4 GB of DDR memory to run full software loads. The kit also features an onboard WiFi and Bluetooth module.
“Embedded designs are becoming increasingly complex, making integrated hardware and software solutions necessary to help designers speed their SoC development,” said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP at Synopsys. “Synopsys’ ARC HS Development Kit provides developers with a ready-to-use platform and access to a comprehensive set of free and open source software, drivers and operating systems to reduce development time and effort.”
The kit includes a multicore ARC HS-based chip, implemented in a TSMC 28 HPM process, that integrates a wide range of interfaces including Ethernet, USB, SDIO, I2C, SPI, UART, and GPIO, as well as a Vivante GC7000 Nano Ultra GPU.
A HapsTrak connector helps designers to easily connect to Synopsys’ HAPS FPGA-based prototyping system, for prototyping of new IP and associated driver development. The kit is also extensible through Digilent Pmod, mikroBUS, and Arduino connectors.
The ARC HS Development Kit is available now.