MUNICH, Germany Communications chips vendor Broadcom has extended its SoC design tool licensing agreement with IP vendor ARC International. The deal aims at hi-volume video processing solutions.
The licensing agreement, which was extended for another ten years, gives Broadcom access to ARC's configurable solutions for the design of SoC for multimedia applications. According to an ARC press release, Broadcom uses the company's products to create SoCs for consumer devices that incorporate video compression capabilities for standard and high resolution. These devices are already ramping up to volume production, ARC said.
Broadcom Broadband Communications Group's general manager Daniel Moretta hailed the agreement. He called the ARC technology that allows SoC designers to create application-specialized silicon, retaining unneeded features "ideal for high volume consumer markets."
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