Author: Wan South
ARM today (July 15th) announced the launch of a new Flexible Access IP Authorization.
Simply put, if you want to use the ARM IP combination to build CPU, SoC chip customers, if you choose flexible access, it means that he does not need to pay the full license fee from the beginning, but can access the ARM technology package for free. Finally, the authorized IP fee is paid according to the part actually used in the development of the finished product.
According to ARM, the goal is to make it easier for people to afford ARM IP, while allowing customers to evaluate a wider range of products based on their needs.
You can say that this is ARM's potential pressure on RISC-V, and it can be said that ARM is now taking the initiative to conscience after the big business.
Currently, flexible access to open IP covers most of ARM's Cortex-A/-R/-M CPU cores, Mali GPUs, system IPs and tools, such as Cortex A53, Mali G52, etc., but high-end products are temporarily Excluded, such as A75, A76, G72, etc.