MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corp. has joined ARM Holdings plc and ParthusCeva Inc. to define a specification that provides a unified development environment between digital signal processors (DSPs) and embedded RISC chips.
The deal expands an earlier announcement made by ARM and intellectual property (IP) licensor ParthusCeva. Late last year, the companies announced plans to provide a unified development environment for system-chips based on DSP and RISC cores from the two companies.
ParthusCeva is the result of a merger of the Irish intellectual property developer Parthus and the licensing division of DSP core developer DSP Group Inc.
ARM, ParthusCeva, and now, LSI Logic will define a specification, which is aimed at addressing the technical aspects surrounding the integration of DSP cores with ARM and other microprocessor cores in system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The specification will be announced in the second half of 2003.
"The majority of our SoC customers require a readily integrated controller and DSP subsystem," said Tuan Dao, vice president of the DSP Products Division at LSI Logic. "The convergence of ARM and ZSP hardware and software will significantly shorten time-to-market and save system development cost," he said, referring to the company's DSP line.