The OMI/DE-ARM Project
The OMI/DE ARM (The Open Microprocessor systems Initiative - Deeply Embedded ARM
project - ESPRIT project 6909) is concerned with utilising the ARM
microprocessor core in highly embedded applications. It is perceived that
the ARM - being extremely small and having low power consumption for its
delivered performance - is an extremely suitable candidate for such roles.
In such deeply embedded applications the product's user does not need to be
aware that it contains a microprocessor, and that many of the product's
functions are, in fact, operating under software control.
The AMULET group at Manchester University is an active participant in this
project. Our chief role is the design of the AMULET2e microprocessor. This is a
refinement of the AMULET1 asynchronous
implementation of the ARM architecture. The AMULET2e comprises an improved
asynchronous ARM core (AMULET2) embedded in a more general purpose device
which provides a cache, some memory management and an easy-to-use bus
ARM (Advanced RISC Machines) Ltd.
- ARM are a UK based silicon design house specialising in microprocessors and
their support ICs.
ARM is the coordinating partner in this project.
- The leader of an Italian group with interests in telemonitoring,
space and communications.
GEC Plessey Semiconductors (GPS)
- A major British semiconductor manufacturer.
- A German electronics firm, primarily concerned with the manufacture
of mobile communications systems.
- Institut fur Theoretische Elektrotechnik
- An Italian musical instrument research establishment.
- The AMULET group.
UMIST (University of
Manchester Institute of Science and Technology)
- An educational establishment; separate and independent from