The ARC AXS101 Software Development Platform, which includes the AXC001 CPU Card hardware, has an ARC Processor IC with a total of four ARC CPUs that allow processor operation at the following target speeds:
- ARC 770D33 – 800 MHz
- ARC 625D/AS221BD33 – 600 MHz
- ARC EM4/EM633 – 475 MHz
One of the cores of the AS221BD can boot individually as an ARC 625D. The ARC EM6 can be used as an ARC EM4 by disabling the caches.
The ARC Processor IC also includes audio peripherals and 128 kByte of on-chip SRAM and the CPU Card features 512 MByte of DDR2-SDRAM. The deliverables include a software package containing a pre-built Linux image, U-Boot, pre-built MQX Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) binaries, bare metal drivers and application examples. Code development is made easy using the ARC MetaWare Development Toolkit, including the free MetaWare Lite tools. For Linux development, the ARC GNU tools can be used to develop software on the ARC 770D processor.