ARM Expands Java Technology Support With New Jazelle Solutions

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from ARM

    CAMBRIDGE, England, April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 ARM (Nasdaq:   ARMHY; London: ARM), the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit
 embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, today announced it has expanded its
 Java(TM) technology support with the introduction of a range of Jazelle(TM)
 technology-enabled solutions.  These solutions range from the new
 ARM926EJ-S(TM) soft macrocell and the ARM7EJ(TM) cores, to the Jazelle
 Technology Enabling Kit(TM) (JTEK), a software product that enables VM vendors
 and OS providers to exploit the Java acceleration provided by the ARM Jazelle
 technology.
     "Java technology is a key open solution for Internet-enabled applications
 such as set-top boxes and wireless communications products, where the ARM(R)
 architecture has experienced considerable success," said David Cormie, product
 marketing manager, ARM.  "We are dedicated to providing complete embedded
 microprocessor solutions based on industry standards.  The Jazelle technology
 supports this commitment, providing a complete solution from core IP to
 development tools and systems, and will help drive momentum of Java technology
 development throughout the industry."
     "Java technology has had tremendous success in wireless telephony, digital
 television and other kinds of consumer electronics and embedded systems.  Its
 key benefit of enabling dynamic and compelling content in a cross-platform
 compatible and secure manner will be enhanced by the Jazelle technology," said
 Bob Tennant, group marketing manager, Sun Microsystems.  "The ARM Jazelle Java
 technology-based compatible products provide developers with another choice
 for building robust, embedded solutions for consumers."
     The ARM Jazelle technology delivers an unparalleled combination of Java
 technology performance and the world's leading 32-bit embedded RISC
 architecture, giving platform developers the freedom to run Java
 technology-based applications alongside established OS, middleware and
 application code on a single processor.  This single-processor solution offers
 higher performance, lower system cost and lower power than coprocessors and
 dual-processor Java technology-based solutions.
     The Jazelle technology accelerates Java performance by utilizing the ARM
 core to execute more than 95 percent of executed byte codes directly.  The
 remaining, less frequently used byte codes are executed via software emulation
 within an ARM core-optimized Java Virtual Machine (JVM(TM)) designed to work
 exclusively with the Jazelle hardware.
 
     ARM Core IP
     The ARM926EJ-S soft macrocell is a fully synthesizable, high performance
 32-bit RISC processor comprising a Jazelle technology-enhanced processor core,
 instruction and data caches, tightly coupled memory (TCM) interfaces, memory
 management unit (MMU), and separate instruction and data AMBA(TM) bus-based
 AHB (Advanced High-performance Bus) interfaces.
     The size of the instruction and data cache, and instruction and data TCMs
 can all be independently selected, providing complete flexibility and enabling
 the ARM926EJ-S solution to be tailored exactly to specific application needs.
 The MMU supports virtual memory-based platform operating systems such as
 Linux, Symbian, WindowsCE and PalmOS.
     The ARM7EJ solution is a compact CPU specifically designed for
 applications demanding low power consumption.  It has a memory interface
 identical to that of the ARM7TDMI-S(R) core and features the V5TEJ
 architecture instruction including DSP extensions.
     The ARM926EJ-S and the ARM7EJ microprocessor solutions will be licensed as
 IP cores for implementation within application specific integrated circuit
 (ASIC) or application specific standard product (ASSP) designs.  Pricing is
 established by ARM semiconductor licensees and is based on customer-specific
 system-level design requirements.
 
     Development Support
     The ARM Jazelle Technology Enabling Kit software comprises all necessary
 source code and a porting guide to assist integration with the VM and OS.  The
 JTEK is available for the Java KVM and CVM virtual machine technologies and
 can be ported to all popular operating systems, including Linux, PalmOS,
 ITRON, Symbian and WindowsCE.
     A Jazelle Technology Pack will also be available as an add-on to the ARM
 Developer Suite(TM) (ADS) which enables Java technology debugging over the ARM
 standard debug interface using the Java Debug Wire Protocol (JDWP).  This
 approach allows developers to use the Java technology development tools of
 choice to create and debug their application.
     The Jazelle Technology Pack enables the essential connectivity to the ARM
 Jazelle technology target hardware via the ARM Multi-ICE(R) unit.  This
 enables the system software and Jazelle application to be debugged using a
 single debug connection.  In addition, the ARMulator(TM) unit has been
 enhanced to support the Jazelle technology architecture.
     For more information on the ARM Jazelle technology-enabled solutions
 including the JTEK software and Jazelle Technology Pack, visit our website at
 www.arm.com or email info@arm.com.
 
     About ARM
     ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC
 microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost,
 power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-on-chip designs to
 leading international electronics companies.  ARM also provides comprehensive
 support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores
 are rapidly becoming the volume RISC standard in such markets as portable
 communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded
 solutions. More information on ARM is available at www.arm.com.
 
     Sun, Sun Microsystems, Java and JVM are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Sun Microsystems in the United States and other countries.
 ARM, ARM7TDMI and Multi-ICE are registered trademarks of ARM Limited.
 ARM7EJ-S, ARM926EJ-S, Jazelle, Jazelle Technology Enabling Kit, AMBA and
 ARMulator are trademarks of ARM.  All other brands or product names are the
 property of their respective holders.  "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings
 plc (LSE: ARM and Nasdaq:   ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the
 regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan.
 
 

SOURCE ARM
    CAMBRIDGE, England, April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 ARM (Nasdaq:   ARMHY; London: ARM), the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit
 embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, today announced it has expanded its
 Java(TM) technology support with the introduction of a range of Jazelle(TM)
 technology-enabled solutions.  These solutions range from the new
 ARM926EJ-S(TM) soft macrocell and the ARM7EJ(TM) cores, to the Jazelle
 Technology Enabling Kit(TM) (JTEK), a software product that enables VM vendors
 and OS providers to exploit the Java acceleration provided by the ARM Jazelle
 technology.
     "Java technology is a key open solution for Internet-enabled applications
 such as set-top boxes and wireless communications products, where the ARM(R)
 architecture has experienced considerable success," said David Cormie, product
 marketing manager, ARM.  "We are dedicated to providing complete embedded
 microprocessor solutions based on industry standards.  The Jazelle technology
 supports this commitment, providing a complete solution from core IP to
 development tools and systems, and will help drive momentum of Java technology
 development throughout the industry."
     "Java technology has had tremendous success in wireless telephony, digital
 television and other kinds of consumer electronics and embedded systems.  Its
 key benefit of enabling dynamic and compelling content in a cross-platform
 compatible and secure manner will be enhanced by the Jazelle technology," said
 Bob Tennant, group marketing manager, Sun Microsystems.  "The ARM Jazelle Java
 technology-based compatible products provide developers with another choice
 for building robust, embedded solutions for consumers."
     The ARM Jazelle technology delivers an unparalleled combination of Java
 technology performance and the world's leading 32-bit embedded RISC
 architecture, giving platform developers the freedom to run Java
 technology-based applications alongside established OS, middleware and
 application code on a single processor.  This single-processor solution offers
 higher performance, lower system cost and lower power than coprocessors and
 dual-processor Java technology-based solutions.
     The Jazelle technology accelerates Java performance by utilizing the ARM
 core to execute more than 95 percent of executed byte codes directly.  The
 remaining, less frequently used byte codes are executed via software emulation
 within an ARM core-optimized Java Virtual Machine (JVM(TM)) designed to work
 exclusively with the Jazelle hardware.
 
     ARM Core IP
     The ARM926EJ-S soft macrocell is a fully synthesizable, high performance
 32-bit RISC processor comprising a Jazelle technology-enhanced processor core,
 instruction and data caches, tightly coupled memory (TCM) interfaces, memory
 management unit (MMU), and separate instruction and data AMBA(TM) bus-based
 AHB (Advanced High-performance Bus) interfaces.
     The size of the instruction and data cache, and instruction and data TCMs
 can all be independently selected, providing complete flexibility and enabling
 the ARM926EJ-S solution to be tailored exactly to specific application needs.
 The MMU supports virtual memory-based platform operating systems such as
 Linux, Symbian, WindowsCE and PalmOS.
     The ARM7EJ solution is a compact CPU specifically designed for
 applications demanding low power consumption.  It has a memory interface
 identical to that of the ARM7TDMI-S(R) core and features the V5TEJ
 architecture instruction including DSP extensions.
     The ARM926EJ-S and the ARM7EJ microprocessor solutions will be licensed as
 IP cores for implementation within application specific integrated circuit
 (ASIC) or application specific standard product (ASSP) designs.  Pricing is
 established by ARM semiconductor licensees and is based on customer-specific
 system-level design requirements.
 
     Development Support
     The ARM Jazelle Technology Enabling Kit software comprises all necessary
 source code and a porting guide to assist integration with the VM and OS.  The
 JTEK is available for the Java KVM and CVM virtual machine technologies and
 can be ported to all popular operating systems, including Linux, PalmOS,
 ITRON, Symbian and WindowsCE.
     A Jazelle Technology Pack will also be available as an add-on to the ARM
 Developer Suite(TM) (ADS) which enables Java technology debugging over the ARM
 standard debug interface using the Java Debug Wire Protocol (JDWP).  This
 approach allows developers to use the Java technology development tools of
 choice to create and debug their application.
     The Jazelle Technology Pack enables the essential connectivity to the ARM
 Jazelle technology target hardware via the ARM Multi-ICE(R) unit.  This
 enables the system software and Jazelle application to be debugged using a
 single debug connection.  In addition, the ARMulator(TM) unit has been
 enhanced to support the Jazelle technology architecture.
     For more information on the ARM Jazelle technology-enabled solutions
 including the JTEK software and Jazelle Technology Pack, visit our website at
 www.arm.com or email info@arm.com.
 
     About ARM
     ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC
 microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost,
 power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-on-chip designs to
 leading international electronics companies.  ARM also provides comprehensive
 support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores
 are rapidly becoming the volume RISC standard in such markets as portable
 communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded
 solutions. More information on ARM is available at www.arm.com.
 
     Sun, Sun Microsystems, Java and JVM are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Sun Microsystems in the United States and other countries.
 ARM, ARM7TDMI and Multi-ICE are registered trademarks of ARM Limited.
 ARM7EJ-S, ARM926EJ-S, Jazelle, Jazelle Technology Enabling Kit, AMBA and
 ARMulator are trademarks of ARM.  All other brands or product names are the
 property of their respective holders.  "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings
 plc (LSE: ARM and Nasdaq:   ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the
 regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan.
 
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