Arm®Solution

Arm Cores and Design Kits

The comprehensive license agreement with Arm allows customers to select the most suitable Arm core to meet their requirements. We provide the most suitable Arm core and SNAP-DK (design kit), a design environment, for custom SoC for a wide range of applications such as microcontrollers, embedded device, and application equipment. These Arm cores in the line-up are available on all process technologies that Socionext offers.

[Line-up of Arm cores, GPUs, and SNAP-DKs]
Line-up of ARM cores, GPUs, and SNAP-DKs

Socionext Arm Platform (SNAP)

Use of the SNAP (Socionext Arm based SoC Platform) reduces development time and risks in Arm core-based SoC development. SNAP consist of the following.

●Design Kits SNAP DK/ADK/SDK

  • SNAP DK  :Consists of an Arm core and minimum required peripheral IPs.
  • SNAP ADK:SNAP-DK-based design kit that al-ready implements an interface macro, GPU, etc.
  • SNAP SDK:This design kit provides a fully customized dedicated subsystem for customers using a design tool in accordance with the requirement specifications.

By selecting the most suitable design kit based on the specifications customers require, development time can be reduced significantly. These design kits, containing a simulation environment, test bench, sample boot code, etc., contribute to the shortening of time to launch the design environment and creation of an appropriate Arm core boot program.

[SNAP Design Kits]
Type Content Advantage
SNAP DK
(Basic Design Kit)
CPU
+small-scale
peripheral IPs
Bootable CPU
subsystems can be used
SNAP ADK
(Advanced Design Kit)
SNAP-DK
+high performance IPs
(system with guaranteed performance)
High performance
CPU subsystems including an OS can be used
SNAP SDK
(System Design Kit)
Consultation-based full custom design kit
(system with guaranteed performance)
Dedicated subsystems based on requirement specifications and existing systems can be used

●Prototyping SNAP-PK

  • The SNAP-PK provides Socionext's unique FPGA board with SNAP-DK. By implementing a user logic on the FPGA side, it achieves prototyping of an SoC.
  • This product can be used for system operation verification of hardware, performance evaluation, and early development of software.

[SNAP-PK]
SNAP-PK

●Driver/OS SNAP-Linux

SNAP-Linux provides the Linux kernel for which operation has been checked on the SNAP-PK and various IP drivers. This product contributes to reducing software development time for customers.

[SNAP (Socionext Arm Platform)]
SNAP (Socionext ARM Platform)

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Custom SoC (ASIC)

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