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ARM Launches Embedded Systems Education Kit to Make Students Work-Ready
Oct 30 14
ARM unveiled a low-cost toolkit for universities enabling educators to teach industry-standard embedded systems design and programming concepts. The ARM(R) Embedded Education Kit gives students access to the latest ARM and ARM Partner technologies, fully equipping them for jobs in the embedded design industry. The kit is available now and will also be used to train researchers and developers working in the university sector in ARM-based technologies. The toolkit contains everything an educator needs to set up a complete embedded systems design and programming curriculum. It expands the ARM Lab-in-a-Box product announced in early 2014. The kit costs less than EUR20 per student/per course and comprises: Hardware boards (ARM Cortex(R)-M4 processor based LPC4088 QuickStart Board and LPC4088 Experiment Base Board from Embedded Artists and NXP); ARM Keil(R) MDK-ARM Pro microcontroller development suite software licences; Complete teaching materials including lecture note slides, demonstration code and hands-on lab manuals with solutions in source for four embedded system courses.
ARM Announces a Suite of Integrated Media IP Designed to Efficiently Deliver Rich Visual Content
Oct 28 14
ARM announced a suite of integrated media IP designed to efficiently deliver rich visual content. The ARM(R) Mali(TM) media IP suite is ideal for the high volume segments for smartphones and tablets, which is currently a billion unit opportunity. The ARM Mali media IP suite represents ARM's expanded vision of distributed processing that ensures graphically-intensive content is assigned to the most appropriate processor, balancing the best user experience with the lowest possible energy use. The highly configurable and scalable IP suite enables ARM partners to develop diverse media SoCs, and is comprised of the Mali-V550 video accelerator, the Mali-DP550 display processor and the Mali-T800 GPU family. A system-level approach to media IP enables power savings through system-wide adoption of bandwidth saving technologies such as ARM Frame Buffer Compression (AFBC). Other advanced technologies proven in prior Mali GPUs such as Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC), Transaction Elimination and Smart Composition are now utilized across all Mali media IP blocks for even greater energy savings. The Mali-V550 and Mali-DP550 processors also benefit from new features such as Motion Search Elimination technology that reduces bandwidth by up to 35%. This leads to a more energy-efficient mobile device that is better equipped for the increasingly complex content demands of users.
ARM Holdings plc Announces New Additions CoreLink CCN-502 and CoreLink CCN-512
Oct 22 14
ARM Holdings plc announced new additions to its suite of enterprise-class ARM(R) CoreLink(TM) Cache Coherent Network (CCN) SoC interconnects, underscoring its commitment to providing a flexible architecture from sensors to servers. The CoreLink CCN-502 and CoreLink CCN-512 interconnects extend the current family for data center and infrastructure equipment that scales from the edge of the network to the core. Next generation infrastructure deployments require complex heterogeneous compute solutions that can address the demands of exponentially growing throughput demands without compromising on manageability and flexibility. The entire family of CoreLink CCN interconnects, including the CoreLink CCN-504 and CoreLink CCN-508, offer enterprise-class features such as RAS, ECC and advanced QoS to address a wide range of infrastructure SoCs ranging from 1 to 48-cores of CPU that can be coupled with a variety of heterogeneous compute elements. All CoreLink CCN interconnects include native ARM AMBA(R) 5 CHI interfaces providing high frequency, non-blocking data transfers and an integrated Level 3 Cache and Snoop Filter. Optimized for area and power in Small Cell Base Stations and Wireless Access Points CoreLink CCN-502 is an area-optimized interconnect for up to four quad-core processor clusters, offering the most cost and power-efficient solution in the CoreLink CCN family. Applications may include small cell base stations and sub-10W Power-over-Ethernet wireless access points. Key benefits and features of the CoreLink CCN-502 include: 70% area reduction over CoreLink CCN-504 at 1MB; Optional, integrated Level 3 System Cache configurable up to 8MB; High frequency, high performance interconnect supporting up to 0.8Tb/s sustained bandwidth; 1 to 4 processor clusters including ARM Cortex(R)-A53 and Cortex-A57 processors with AMBA 5 CHI; 1 to 4 channels of DDR3/4 memory with DMC-520 supporting 72-bit ECC DIMMs; Up to 9 1/O coherent ports with AMBA 4 AX14/ACE-Lite interfaces in addition to CPU and DMC ports. The CoreLink CCN-512 is the performance solution in the CoreLink CCN family and offers partners the ability to create dense, 48-core heterogeneous compute solutions with mix of CPUs, DSPs and accelerators and bandwidths up to 1.8 terabits per second. Key benefits and features of the CoreLink CCN-512 include: Compute Density of up to 12 CPU Clusters (48 cores) including Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A57 with AMBA 5 CHI; Integrated Level L3 System Cache up to 32MB; performance CoreLink CCN interconnect supporting up to 1.8Tb/s sustained bandwidth; 1 to 4 channels of DDR3/4 memory with DMC-520 supporting 72-bit ECC DIMMs; and Up to 24 1/O coherent ports with AMBA 4 AX14/ACE-Lite interfaces in addition to CPU and DMC ports.
ARM Holdings plc Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Revenue and Tax Rate Guidance for the Fourth Quarter of 2014
Oct 21 14
ARM Holdings plc reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of GBP 195.5 million compared to GBP 184.0 million a year ago. Profit from operations was GBP 77.9 million compared to GBP 66.3 million a year ago. Profit before tax was GBP 79.2 million compared to GBP 68.3 million a year ago. Profit for the period was GBP 64.8 million compared to GBP 48.5 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 4.6 pence compared to 3.4 pence a year ago. Diluted earnings per ADS were 22.2 cents compared to 16.7 cents a year ago. Net cash generation was GBP 91.1 million compared to GBP 111.6 million a year ago.
For the nine months, the company reported revenues of GBP 569.3 million compared to GBP 525.5 million a year ago. Profit from operations was GBP 219.4 million compared to GBP 143.9 million a year ago. Profit before tax was GBP 225.1 million compared to GBP 150.4 million a year ago. Profit for the period was GBP 182.5 million compared to GBP 111.0 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 12.9 pence compared to 7.9 pence a year ago. Diluted earnings per ADS were 62.5 cents compared to 38.3 cents a year ago. Net cash generation was GBP 217.9 million compared to GBP 266.6 million a year ago.
Revenue for the fourth quarter to be in line with market expectations of about $350 million. The revenue guidance is equivalent to about GBP 216 million. Full-year normalized effective tax rate in 2014 is expected to be slightly below 18%.
ARM Holdings plc, Q3 2014 Earnings Call, Oct 21, 2014
Oct 9 14
ARM Holdings plc, Q3 2014 Earnings Call, Oct 21, 2014