Does ARM have a core-duo?

Written by Ian on Saturday 16/12/06


OK the name "core-duo" is probably registered by Intel, but ARM also have equivalent functionality in a relatively new device that they seem to be keeping quiet about. This consists of
two ARM9 cores with coherency and inter-processor communications hardware in a single
device package. You can read the press release from ARM here.


It seems that the device has already been licensed to Renesas (who used to be Hitachi) and to ST Micro, and sometimes
goes under the name PrimeXSys. But ARM need to get their product branding sorted out because elsewhere PrimeXSys is
given by them as a generic name for their 'soft core' development system.


ARM have a presentation about this device online in their Japanese website here