Microprocessor cores developer SuperH has developed a partnership programme that will give licensees access to the tools and complementary intellectual property (IP) necessary for integrating its cores in to system-on-chip (SoC) products.
The programme includes IP libraries, silicon design, modelling, verification and testing.
Jean-Marie Rolland, SuperH's chief operating officer, says the deal will boost the take-up of his company's products.
"The SH-4 has already proved to be exceptionally strong within the automotive and digital consumer sectors," he said. "Through the use of this programme, customers will have the ability to develop SuperH-based systems in a more cost-effective manner."
The programme already has 50 members, including suppliers of software, hardware and IP related to the development and debugging of software running on SuperH-based SoC systems.