SAN FRANCISCO LSI Logic Corp. Monday (Dec. 5) released a RapidChip system-on-a-chip (SoC) prototyping platform based on the ARM926EJ-S processor.
According to LSI Logic (Milpitas, Calif.) the platform enables designers to emulate cell-based ASIC or RapidChip Platform ASIC designs before tapeout, provides FPGA-based system verification and enables software development to begin earlier, further reducing risk and time-to-market. The platform also allows Platform ASIC developers to quickly respond to the accelerating trend of integrating processors into designs, the company said.
"In addition to having a broad portfolio of ARM processors to choose from, RapidChip Platform ASIC customers can now start prototyping their ARM processor-based design at full speed prior to seeing silicon, enabling their product to be completed much earlier," said Mike Inglis, ARM Holdings plc vice president of marketing, in a statement.
LSI Logic said the RapidChip SoC prototyping platform was co-developed with Memec Design Europe. The board is available from Memec Design in Europe and from LSI in other geographies beginning in January 2006. The list price starts at $3,999, depending on configuration. More information is available on the LSI Logic Web site.