September 17, 2001

Startup builds Java processor with ARC core

Author: JT Smith

Reported at EE Times: "A U.K. startup has designed a Java byte code processor around the
ARCtangent-A4 32-bit RISC core and claims it achieves better Java performance than
ARM's Jazelle at the same clock frequency.

The core, called Bigfoot, complements Digital Communication Technologies Ltd.'s current
offering, a Java and C-language CPU based on a stack architecture, known as Lightfoot."


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