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Altera Corporation is the pioneer of programmable logic solutions including FPGAs, CPLDs, ASICs, and ARM®-based SoCs. The Altera Cyclone® V SoC and the Arria® V SoC integrate Altera’s 28-nm FPGA fabric with a dual-core ARM Cortex™ -A9 processor and peripherals, also high-speed transceivers, variable precision DSP blocks, PCI Express® Gen2, and memory controllers complete with full support for error correction code (ECC). The ARM Cortex™ -A9 processor system and FPGA interconnect using high throughput data paths, providing 125-Gbps peak bandwidth with integrated data coherency – performance that is not possible in two-chip solutions. The ARM DS-5 Altera Edition development environment enables the software and firmware developer to see all of the ARM peripherals and the FPGA-based SoftIP peripheral and perform Cross-Triggering and Trace that includes both ARM and FPGA domains – bridging the gap between software development and FPGA-based SoftIP development. For more information visit the Altera website.

Analog Devices, Inc., is a leading supplier of embedded and digital signal processing solutions, from the low power ADSP-21xx DSP families to the high performance Blackfin and TigerSHARC Processors, and from the low cost SHARC® Processors to integrated mixed-signal DSPs that are ideal for an ever-increasing spectrum of applications. Analog Devices’ advances in design provide faster processing, more memory, lower power consumption, and simplified system integration. Analog Devices products and technology provide a competitive edge, complete with expert technical support, comprehensive development tools, and the DSP Collaborative, an independent network of third-party developers. For more information visit the Analog Devices, Inc website. For more information about Analog Devices’ processors and DSPs, go here.

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Andes Technology Corporation was founded in Hsinchu Science Park in 2005 to develop innovative, high-performance/low-power 32-bit processor cores to serve worldwide rapidly-growing embedded system applications. Andes now delivers the leading low-power CPU cores with integrated development environment and associated software and hardware solutions for SoC development.In order to meet demanding requirements of today’s electronic devices, Andes provides customer-configurable software/hardware IP and scalable platforms to respond to customers’ needs for quality products and faster time-to-market. Andes’ comprehensive CPU families, including the leading power-efficient N7 family, the budget-conscious N8 family, the versatile N9 family, the highly efficient Linux processing N10 family, high-performance N12 & N13 family and newly launched SN series, are available to address full range of embedded electronics products, especially for smart and green applications. For more information visit the Andes Technology Corporation website.

Arm, headquartered in the UK, is a leading intellectual property (IP) provider, licensing high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. THREADX fully supports all arm hardware solutions. In addition, arm also provides comprehensive development support tools that are fully integrated with the advanced THREADX RTOS. For more information visit the Arm website. For THREADX Debugger Support see Introduction to ARM DS-5 THREADX RTOS Awareness.

Cadence, the leading IP supplier in multimedia (audio and video), offers the broadest line of controller, CPU and specialty DSP processors on the market today in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. All Cadence processor cores are complete with a matching software development tool environment, portfolio of system simulation models, and hardware implementation tool support. While Cadence’s processors are ideal for standard control functions, they also can take on a much bigger load than conventional 32-bit RISC processors. Xtensa processors can be used to do the “heavy lifting” instead of blocks of RTL. Designers can configure and optimize the Xtensa processors for their exact applications in a fraction of the time that it takes to design and verify RTL. For more information visit the Cadence website.

Headquartered in Mountain View, California, CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing IP for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and machine-to-machine devices, advanced imaging, computer vision and deep learning for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (Smart and Smart Ready), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac up to 4×4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). For more information visit the Ceva website.

Cirrus Logic’s family of ARM-9 and ARM-7 based general-purpose processor products provide embedded designers with a range of peripheral and feature-set solutions. From computationally intensive control applications with minimal peripheral content, to a complex integrated system that requires a complete range of peripherals, system developers can optimize the ideal peripheral mix and processing capability for their application. This freedom of choice minimizes production costs, speeds time to market, and improves product profitability. Individual products in the Nine-Series family include such highly differentiated features as a hardware floating point unit, integrated 10/100 Ethernet, IDE mass storage interface and 2D graphics acceleration. For more information visit the Cirrus Logic website.

Critical Link is an embedded systems engineering firm that provides small form factor system-on-modules (SOMs). Its SOMs are easily customized to support a wide range of application needs for industries that include medical, scientific, and industrial instrumentation; industrial automation; test and measurement; and security. The MityDSP SOM family includes modules built around TI’s C6748, C6711 and C645x DSPs, with an optional Xilinx FPGA. The MityDSP-L138 combines both floating point DSP and ARM9 processors, also with an optional FPGA. The MityARM family includes SOMs that support TI ARM (Cortex-A8 32 bit RISC AM335x and ARM9 AM1808) processors. Critical Link SOMs provide a complete and flexible CPU infrastructure for highly integrated embedded systems. A number of boards are also available with development kits. Critical Link’s end-to-end product engineering offerings include design, development, and production services. Critical Link is a Platinum Member of the Texas Instruments Design Network. For more information visit the Critical Link website.

Digi International, based in Minneapolis, makes device networking easy by developing products and technologies that are cost effective and easy to use. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). For more information visit the Digi International website.

GainSpan provides the wireless solutions that are helping connect all the “things” around us, enabling innovative Internet of Things (IoT) products. GainSpan’s comprehensive solution offering – Wi-Fi chips, modules and software–make connected devices easier to develop, faster to get to market and simpler to set-up and install for a wide range of markets from the Smart Home and Smart City, to healthcare and fitness, industrial automation, automotive and connected entertainment. You’ll find GainSpan solutions everywhere in weight/BMI scales, heart rate monitors, thermostats, door locks, air conditioners, refrigerators, security cameras, and wireless speakers to name just a few. At the heart of GainSpan’s products is the ultra-low power GS2000 Wi-Fi SoC which uses THREADX® RTOS and the NETX DUO™ stack from Express Logic. For more information visit the GainSpan Corporation website.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. For more information visit the Marvell Technology Group Ltd website.

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information visit the Microchip Technology Inc. website.

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MIPS is a leading provider of processor architectures and IP cores that drive some of the world’s most popular products. With the streamlined MIPS RISC architecture and CPU cores, customers can build highly efficient, scalable and trusted products across a wide range of performance points – from the IoT edge to high-end networking equipment, and everything in between. Originally founded in 1984 as MIPS Computer Systems Inc. by researchers from Stanford University, MIPS today is an independent company focused on processing innovations for a new generation of intelligent, connected devices. MIPS designs have shipped in billions of units across the globe and have even reached the outer edges of our solar system. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices worldwide.

For more information visit the MIPS website.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 44,000 employees in more than 35 countries and posted revenue of $6.1 billion in 2015. For more information visit the NXP Semiconductors website.

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As a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation, the world’s number one supplier of microcontrollers, Renesas Electronics America Inc. is a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad range of analog and power devices, as well as LCD modules, for the Americas’ market.

A primary aim of Renesas Electronics America is to ensure that customers have easy, rapid access to the complete system solutions they need – semiconductors, hardware/software tools, applications assistance, and manufacturing – so they can quickly address market opportunities. Renesas Electronics America measures its success by its customers’ success and makes customer satisfaction a number one priority.

A large team of technology experts – backed by an extensive network of sales engineers, sales representatives and distributors – deliver high levels of design service and support to customers. The company also offers manufacturing at the local level, as well as the global manufacturing resources of its parent company. In addition, Renesas Electronics America is the exclusive sales and marketing channel in the Americas for industrial-type active-matrix LCD modules from NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd. For more information visit the Renesas Electronics America Inc. website.

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Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) is a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets. We solve the electronics industry’s toughest problems, providing customers with significant advantages in performance, energy savings, connectivity and design simplicity. Backed by our world-class engineering teams with unsurpassed software and mixed-signal design expertise, Silicon Labs empowers developers with the tools and technologies they need to advance quickly and easily from initial idea to final product. For more information visit the Silicon Labs website.

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ST is a global semiconductor company with net revenues of US$ 6.97 billion in 2016. Offering one of the industry’s broadest product portfolios, ST serves customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions for Smart Driving and the Internet of Things. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented. For more information visit the STMicroelectronics website.

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Synopsys’ DesignWare® ARC® Processor cores includes the DesignWare ARC® EM, ARC 600 and ARC 700 families of 32-bit processor cores, as well as the DesignWare ARC Audio and ARC Video solutions. The ARC processor cores are highly configurable and enable SoC designers to implement a full range of embedded microprocessors optimized for their specific target application. The ARC Audio and ARC Video solutions include highly specialized cores combined with optimized codecs, offering the most complete audio and standard-definition video solutions for SoC designs available in the market. To accelerate the chip development cycle, Synopsys’ ARC Processor IP is supported by a complete and integrated development tool suite, including tools for configuration, design and simulation and software development. DesignWare ARC processor cores are also supported by a variety of 3rd-party tools, operating systems and middleware from leading industry vendors, including members of the ARC Access Program. For more information visit the Synopsys, Inc. website.

Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help thousands of customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be – smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. High performance, ARM and DSP microprocessors. TI’s ARM microprocessors include more than 120 ARM Cortex™-A, Cortex™-M and ARM9® devices. With speeds from 275 MHz up to 1.5 GHz, the Sitara ARM microprocessors give you a range of devices to meet any end application need. Tiva C ARM Cortex™-M microcontrollers provide hundreds more low cost devices ideally suited for real-time control. TI is committed to providing a complete ARM microprocessor solution with a range of performance and power options, as well as a software-compatible roadmap. This compatibility is applicable across the entire Sitara and Tiva-C ARM microprocessor family – ARM Cortex-A, Cortex-M, and ARM9 devices – and extends compatibility across TI’s embedded processing portfolio. For more information visit the Texas Instruments website.

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The Xilinx comprehensive processing solutions are comprised of a wide variety of critical elements and are based on Platform FPGA devices. These programmable system devices offer designers both hard Cortex-A family architecture processors and soft MicroBlaze processor core options to allow one to optimally balance features, price and performance. The comprehensive embedded processing solutions also include the powerful tools, evaluation boards, reference designs, support, documentation, and Platform Debug capabilities. For those experiencing shortages in staffing or domain knowledge, our Partners and/or Xilinx Design Services can compliment your development to help you meet your technology and business objectives. For more information visit the Xilinx website.

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