Iran develops 32-bit processor
July 26, 2006 //
Iran has designed and produced a 32-bit microprocessor for the first time, according to the Fars News Agency based in Tehran, Iran. The agency said that Iranian researchers and engineers at Parsˇ Semiconductor Co. (Tehran, Iran) had developed a 32-bit processor that is compatible with the Sparc instruction set.
The agency said Tuesday (July 25) that Iranian researchers and engineers at Pars Semiconductor Co. (Tehran) had developed a 32-bit processor that is compatible with the Sparc instruction set.
Pars Semiconductor Co. has been in operation since 2003 as a developer of ASIC, SoC and FPGA designs, according to its Web site. During that time it has developed the Aristo and Tiny cores based on the Sparc V8 architecture, and has now proved the cores out in silicon.
Pars works with the High Tech Industries Center of Iran, according to its website.
Aristo is a core intended for SoC implementation and, according to Pars, the processor has been declared fully functional after fabrication in a 0.18-micron process technology from foundry company Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. The Tiny model of the processor is intended for FPGA and fast ASIC implementation, where the processor may not need cache memory or other peripheral blocks. The Tiny core has already been designed into a single-chip global positioning by satellite (GPS) system that is being designed to include both RF and baseband circuitry.
In addition Pars has released its own chip called Tachra, which includes the Aristo processor core, together with a suite of Tachra development tools.
The Aristo and Tiny processor cores and the Tachra processor component are suitable for use in communications projects, automated manufacturing, industrial automation, robotic systems and artificial intelligence, and data transfer networks, according to the Fars News Agency.
It is expected that, compared with the latest microprocessors developed in the west, Aristo, Tiny and Tachra would be relatively modest in performance. No performance benchmarks could be found on the Pars Web site.
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