Arm has put together a program based on its existing Flexible Access model that is intended to provide early-state startups with a broader list of cores they can prototype before needing to take out a full licence.
Mentor is active across the program at Arm TechCon with a range of conference and booth talks, demonstrations and presentations.
Arm has introduced a licensing model that makes it easier to try out cores during a design before committing to production.
ARM has launched the first of its Cortex-R series of processors to be based on the v8R architecture, providing greater protection for software tasks from each other.
SoftBank cites IoT as its main reason for buying ARM, but could it change the relationship between customers and the processor designer?
ARM and Ceva have both aimed at the need for to juggle control code and DSP in the upcoming LTE-Advanced and 5G with their latest processor core architectures.
ARM is extending its work on ISO 26262 safety packages for automotive systems beyond the Cortex-R devices supported in a documentation release earlier this year.
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