The partnership establishes a framework that will give DARPA access to all commercially available Arm technology. The agreement will allow the research community that supports DARPA’s programs, such as the Electronics Resurgence Initiative, to take advantage of Arm’s IP, tools and support.
“The span of DARPA research activity opens up a huge range of opportunities for future technological innovation,” said Rene Haas, president, IP Products Group, Arm. “Our expanded DARPA partnership will provide them with access to the broadest range of Arm technology to develop compute solutions supported by the world’s largest ecosystem of tools, services and software.”
The expanded partnership will allow DARPA researchers to gain access to all that they require to gain access to hardware, software and middleware that supports vertical market compute from small embedded sensors to high-performance systems.
“DARPA’s programs within the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) focus on the most advanced challenges in microelectronics; equipping our community with best in class technologies is essential not only for break-through scientific and engineering advances, but also for improved transition into military and commercial applications,” stated Serge Leef, who leads design automation and secure hardware programs in MTO.
The Arm IP license gives the DARPA community support from Arms’ large open compute ecosystem of silicon designers and software developers. This support will help provide low SoC build costs and small risk profile s. The DARPA community will have guidance on everything from hardware verification to physical implementation and software development.