This white paper describes the Synopsys DesignWare ARC HS (High Speed) processor family. ARC HS34 and HS36 are the first members of the company’s newest family of licensable CPU cores for embedded applications that need 32-bit RISC performance in a small silicon footprint with minimal power consumption. The Linley Group prepared this report after evaluating ARC HS performance data and technical features. This paper is sponsored by Synopsys, but the opinions and analysis are those of the authors.