embARC Community News and Updates


The ARC Processor Summit 2017 is less than 2 weeks away!

September 14, 2017

Join us at Synopsys' ARC® Processor Summit in Santa Clara, CA on September 26 to learn about the latest technologies and trends in embedded processor IP, software, programming tools and applications. This free one-day event consists of multiple tracks and over 25 sessions in which experts from Synopsys, partners and the ARC user community will discuss challenges and solutions for a variety of topics including IoT security, automotive safety, embedded vision and much, much more. During lunch we will have a Birds of a Feather session giving you the opportunity to meet with industry experts and others interested in similar topics. If there is a topic you’d like represented, please submit your idea to [email protected] subject line “Birds of a Feather."

Review the program and register here.

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Come see us at Embedded Linux Conference Europe taking place October 23 - 26 at the Hilton Prague in Prague, Czech Republic!

September 14, 2017

Our Alexey Brodkin will be presenting on the state of uClibc for embedded linux. You can find more information about the conference here.

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Release 1.9 of the Zephyr project is now available

September 7, 2017

The Zephyr Project today released version 1.9 of Zephyr. Changes to the ARC architecture support include support for nested interrupts, MPU support via a new driver and support for ARC EM Starter Kit v2.2 for legacy MPU use cases.

Read the release notes for the complete list of changes in the release.

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Release 4.13 of the Linux kernel is now available from kernel.org

September 3, 2017

ARC architecture updates include:

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes to IO coherency, L2 cache handling and others.

  • The embARC team

    Release 4.12 of the Linux kernel is now available from kernel.org

    July 3, 2017

    ARC architecture updates include:

  • Adding region based cache flush operation for ARCv2 cores
  • ptrace support for additional registers in ARCv2 cores
  • Enforcing PAE40 dependency on HIGHMEM
  • AXS101 and AXS103 platform clock updates for I2S and PGU
  • Fix build failure in linux-next dut to a header include ordering change
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

  • The embARC team

    Release 1.8 of the Zephyr project is now available

    June 16, 2017

    The Zephyr Project today released version 1.8 of Zephyr. Main changes to the ARC architecture support include an update to the ARC EM Starter Kit Platform to support the latest version of the EMSK, v2.3.

    Read the release notes for the complete list of changes in the release.

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    The NEW embARC is here!

    June 7, 2017

    Today, we launched the new embARC Community website and have expanded it to cover all major open source projects supporting the ARC Architecture.

    For each open source project, we provide links to:

  • Project downloads
  • Source code web site or repository
  • Mailing List
  • Documentation

  • The open source projects include drivers, operating systems, middleware and applications examples. There is support for ARC EM and ARC HS processors.

    The recently released embARC OSP 2017.03 is also part of the expanded embARC Community and we have enabled users to be able to easily contribute to our open source projects on GitHub.

    The embARC team

    GNU Toolchain for ARC Processors 2017.03 is now available

    May 30, 2017

    Release 2017.03 of GNU Toolchain for ARC Processors is now available. Read the release notes and download the release here.

    The embARC team

    Support for ARC EM Processor added to Openthread project

    May 23, 2017

    We are pleased to report that support for the EMSK platform has been contributed by Synopsys to the upstream Openthread project.

    Please consult the Openthread documentation for more information about running Openthread on the ARC EMSK Platform.

    The embARC team

    GCC 7.1 is now released

    May 2, 2017

    Release 7.1 of GCC has now been released upstream at gnu.gcc.org. Support for all ARC processors is now available from upstream GCC for users who want to be on the bleeding edge.

    The following features were added for the ARC architecture:

  • Added support for ARC HS and ARC EM processors.
  • Added support for ARC EM variation found in Intel QuarkSE SoCs.
  • Added support for NPS400 ARC700 based CPUs.
  • Thread Local Storage is now supported by ARC CPUs.
  • Fixed errors for ARC600 when using 32x16 multiplier option.
  • Fixed PIE for ARC CPUs.
  • New CPU templates are supported via multilib.

  • Read the full GCC 7.1 release notes here.

    The embARC team

    embARC OSP 2017.03 is now released

    April 14, 2017

    A new release of embARC OSP distribution is now available for download.

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    New Smart Home Example using embARC videos posted

    November 1, 2016

    A new 5-part video series on how to build an IoT SmartHome application using Amazon AWS IoT and embARC is now available on our YouTube channel in included here for convenience.
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