January 26, 2001

Swedish students weigh next step with ARM7 clone

Author: JT Smith

From EET.com: "A group of research students from the Malardalen University
(Vasteras, Sweden) have developed a near clone of the ARM7 processor
CPU and are now considering how to improve it. One possibility is to add the
multiply instructions they originally omitted to minimize the gate count to the
core, dubbed BlackARM.

The researchers are also considering whether to make the VHDL source code
available for free under an open-source license, or whether to try and build a
business around their work."


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