Cambridge, England – ARM Limited reports that an implementation of an ARM1176JZF-S processor, enhanced with the ARM Artisan Advantage cell library and memories, has been able to achieve a frequency of more than 750 MHz using a 90 nanometer foundry process.
Occupying about 2.4 mm2 of silicon area, the test chip was able to achieve more than 920 Dhrystone MIPS for existing applications and operating systems without the need for expensive software re-design or re-compilation.
According to Mike Inglis, EVP Marketing and Business Development, the high-performance design is a fully routed, reference layout of the ARM1176JZF-S processor including 16KB instruction cache, 16KB data cache, 4x high-performance AMBA 3 AXI interconnect interfaces to speed instruction and data access, and a vectorized floating-point unit (VFP).
The ARM1176JZF-S synthesizable processor is targeted at consumer and wireless devices such as digital TVs, set-top-boxes, games consoles, and mobile phones. The processor incorporates also incorporated ARM Jazelle technology for Java acceleration and ARM TrustZone hardware security features.