The DesignWare sensor IP subsystem from Synopsys is a complete and integrated hardware and software solution for sensor control applications. Optimized to process data efficiently from digital and analog sensors with ultra-low power, the fully configurable subsystem consists of the DesignWare ARC EM4 32-bit processor, digital interfaces, ADCs, hardware accelerators, a comprehensive software library of DSP functions and software I/O drivers. The subsystem provides a complete and pre-verified solution meeting the requirements of applications such as smart sensors, sensor fusion and sensor hub. Included with the power- and area-efficient ARC EM4 32-bit processor core are custom extensions and instructions supporting application-specific hardware accelerators and tightly integrated peripherals. Multiple configurable GPIO, SPI and I2C digital interfaces are included for off-chip sensor connections as well as ARM AMBA AHBTM and APBTM protocol system interfaces. The analog interfaces include low-power high-resolution ADCs that efficiently digitize sensor data for the processor. The subsystem’s HAPS FPGA-based prototyping solution enables immediate software development and provides a scalable platform for full system integration and validation. The DesignWare sensor IP subsystem is targeted for availability in October 2013 to early adopters, with general availability planned for Q4 2013.