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ARM Enhances Development Support for Texas Instruments’ DaVinci Technology and OMAP35x Platform

26 February 2008

Enhanced support in ARM RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional significantly reduces initial development time and ensures optimal tools configuration for specific TI processors

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Feb. 26, 2008 ARM [(LSE:ARM) (Nasdaq:ARMHY)]   today announced at the Texas Instruments Developer Conference (TIDC), Dallas, Texas, that the ARM® RealView®   family of development tools will provide enhanced support for the Texas Instruments’ (TI) DaVinciTM technology and OMAP35xTM platform, including the recently-released DaVinci TMS320DM355 digital media processor and OMAP35x processors. The enhanced support automatically configures the RealView development tools for specific TI processors enabling software developers to rapidly begin developing high-performance applications using supplied example code and project templates. Enhanced debug support provides full visibility and control of the processor’s on-chip peripherals as well as automatic placement of code in the processors memory map.

“TI has long relied upon ARM to deliver low risk development tool solutions that provide ease-of-use and optimum performance,” said Gerard Andrews, OMAP marketing manager, TI. “With the enhanced support in ARM RealView tools for TI’s digital media processors and OMAP35x applications processors, developers will greatly benefit from reduced development times and the ability to deliver high-performance, low-power applications into the rapidly growing consumer, medical and embedded markets.”

Developers wishing to create an application for a specific TI processor will be able to download a RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional tool update for their chosen processor. This update will add processor-specific project templates and example code to the Eclipse IDE included in the RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional. The processor project templates automatically configure the compilation tools in the RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional to generate optimal code and automatically lay it out in the processor’s memory map including (where appropriate) programming on-chip flash. TI processor-specific debug features provide the developer with full visibility and control of on-chip peripherals in a format that can be directly mapped back to the processor’s datasheet.

  “ARM is committed to providing its extensive ecosystem of Partners with the resources they need to stay one step ahead of market demands, and with RealView development tools we are able to lend our support to a leading technology company like TI,” said John Cornish, vice president of marketing, System Design Division, ARM. “With RealView tool support for the DaVinci and OMAP35x processors, ARM will empower developers to meet the feature and performance requirements associated with efficiently delivering quality products into the mobile and consumer markets.”

About RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional
The ARM RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional is a complete, end-to-end solution for software development supporting all ARM processors and ARM CoreSight™ debug technology. This full-featured product enables developers to begin software development, optimization and test ahead of silicon availability, significantly reducing application time-to-market and ensuring the highest degree of software quality.

RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional incorporates the best-in-class RealView Compilation tools and market-leading RealView Profiler enabling applications to easily achieve both high performance and optimal code size. The product includes support for the latest Cortex™-A8 processor and includes the vectorizing compiler for the NEON™ media processing engine, which can increase the performance of multimedia applications in standard C code by more than 200 percent.

Availability
ARM RealView tools enhanced support features for TI’s OMAP35x and digital media processors will be available in Q2 2008, free-of-charge via electronic download to new and existing RealView Development Suite 3.1 Professional customers.

About ARM
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, graphics processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.

About the Texas Instruments Developer Network
ARM is a member of the TI Developer Network, a community of respected, well-established companies offering products and services based on TI analog and digital technology.  The Network provides a broad range of end-equipment solutions, embedded software, engineering services and development tools that help customers accelerate innovation to make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun.

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