Synopsys expands embARC Initiative

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) has expanded the embARC open source initiative to include a more comprehensive set of open source projects that help accelerate software development for DesignWare® ARC® processors, the company said.

In addition, Synopsys has released a new version of the embARC Open Software Platform (OSP) that extends support to ARC HS processors as well as to the latest ARC SecureShieldâ„¢ technology for the development of trusted execution environments implemented on ARC EM and ARC SEM processors.

The comprehensive suite of free and open source software, including operating systems (OSes) such as FreeRTOS, the Zephyrâ„¢ Project and Linux, are available through the embARC.org website. The website gives software developers a central online location to download software, access upstream content, get documentation and join mailing lists for each open source project, simplifying the development of applications for ARC processor-based IoT and other embedded systems.

The embARC OSP includes the major protocols used in IoT devices today, networking stacks such as lwip, and commonly used security protocols including MatrixSSL, WolfSSL and TinyDTLS.

The latest version of embARC OSP includes the OpenThread protocol, an open source implementation of the Thread networking protocol released by Nest Labs, Inc.

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