LONDON Nemerix, the fabless semiconductor company developing global positioning system chipsets, is to standardize further development of its devices on ARC's configurable 600 core family.
The configurable subsystems and CPU/DSP processors will be used by Nemerix's developers to create SoC's for tighter integrated GPS offerings for the mobile device market.
"We've selected ARC for a multitude of reasons including flexibility, feature sets, support and overall value," said Gianmaria Mazzucchelli, vice president of engineering for Nemerix (Manno, Switzerland). "We needed a processor that we could synthesize into our existing development efforts, and we wanted the ability to define the cache structure to suit our requirements."
Nemerix claims its hosted GPS devices are already the most power efficient in their class and that by adopting ARC's core development platform, its engineers will be able to achieve an even greater balance of speed and size - leading to further improvements in power requirements.