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 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. is a dedicated website that provides developers centralized access to free and open source software, drivers, operating systems and middleware supporting ARC processors.

Additionally, it provides access to GitHub repositories containing software maintained by Synopsys to enable developers to use and contribute to those open source projects. supports operating systems, including FreeRTOS, Linux and the Zephyr Project, giving developers a choice of industry-standard software environments and the ability to select the OS that best fits their needs for their ARC-based systems.

Synopsys is the Silicon to Softwareâ„¢ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world´s 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions.