CoWare Platform-driven ESL Design Methodology Reduces Design Cycles for IBM PowerPC(R) 440 and IBM CoreConnect(TM)-based Applications.IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) PowerPC 440 Processor Support Package and IBM CoreConnect Bus Library Are Latest Additions to CoWare's Fast-Growing, SystemC-based Model Library
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- CoWare([R]), Inc., a leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL (1) An earlier family of client/server development tools for Windows and OS/2 from Ardent Software (formerly VMARK). It was originally developed by Easel Corporation, which was acquired by VMARK. ) design software and services, announced two new IBM model sets have been added to its SystemC Model Library. These include the IBM PowerPC 440 Processor Support Package and the IBM CoreConnect Bus Library, which consist of a set of SystemC models for PLB (Picture Level Benchmark) A benchmark for measuring graphics performance on workstations. The Benchmark Interface Format (BIF) defines the format, the Benchmark Timing Methodology (BTM) performs the test, and the Benchmark Reporting Format (BRF) generates results in and DCR busses, and is available with some sample PLB and DCR peripherals.
CoWare's platform-driven ESL design solution enables hardware verification, architecture exploration, and software development on IBM PowerPC 440- and CoreConnect-based platforms. With CoWare's solution, engineers can discover issues early in the design cycle, parallelize Par´al`lel`ize
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"Design at the electronic system-level is essential to take optimum advantage of the IBM PowerPC 440's and IBM Core Connect's powerful capabilities in a product platform," said Richard Busch, director of ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Pronounced "a-sick." A chip that is custom designed for a specific application rather than a general-purpose chip such as a microprocessor. Products, Power Architecture Licensing and Cores, IBM Global Engineering Solutions. "We're excited that our collaboration with CoWare provides our mutual customers with the right tools to help make these architectural decisions and start software development earlier in the design cycle."
"Consumer electronic products contain so much software now that having models available early, prior to the completion of the hardware platform, is essential," said Tom De Schutter, marketing manager, IP & third-party relationships, CoWare. "Software development needs to begin early in the highly-competitive consumer electronics market so that the design cycle can be reduced and the platform can be optimized quickly. Availability of the right architecture and software are today's main competitive differentiators."
The integration of the transaction-level SystemC IBM IP models into the CoWare tools offers users a fast simulation environment with an extensive set of configuration options. This ensures that important design decisions can be optimized in the context of the full platform running the real software on the processors. The right set of debug and analysis features boost hardware verification, architecture exploration, and software development productivity. This in turn reduces the design cycle and helps prevent over design of the target platform. The result is a reduction in the final cost of the product.
Availability and Pricing
IBM PowerPC 440 and IBM CoreConnect models are available immediately in the CoWare SystemC Model Library. For more information about these models and other IP models available in the CoWare Library, and for information about CoWare's products, contact the CoWare office nearest you or visit www.CoWare.com.
CoWare is the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services. CoWare offers a comprehensive set of ESL tools that enable electronics companies to "differentiate by design" through the creation of system IP including embedded processors, on-chip buses, and DSP algorithms; the architecture of optimized SoC platforms; hardware/software co-design; and virtual platforms for device software development. The company's solutions are based on open industry standards including SystemC. CoWare's customers are major systems, semiconductor, and IP companies in the market where consumer electronics, computing, and communications converge. CoWare's corporate investors include ARM [(LSE LSE - Language Sensitive Editor : ARM); (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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