Mentor Graphics Seamless Product Supports Next-Generation PowerQUICC III Communications Processor from Freescale.
WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Mentor Graphics, Inc (NASDAQ: MENT) is a US-based multinational corporation dealing in electronic design automation (EDA) for electrical engineering and electronics, as of 2004, ranked third in the EDA industry it helped create. Corporation (Nasdaq:MENT) today announced a new Seamless(R) processor support package (PSP (PlayStation Portable) See PlayStation. ) for the Freescale PowerQUICC(TM) III MPC (1) (Mobile PC) A handheld or laptop computer. See handheld computer, laptop computer and Ultra-Mobile PC.
(2) (MultiPath Channel) See multipath. 8548E communications processor containing a PowerPC(R) core. The Seamless product and new PSP provide designers with a virtual platform on which to concurrently develop board-level hardware and software in systems powered by the MPC8548E. This approach increases simulation throughput, thereby allowing designers to quickly validate that the system hardware and embedded software Instructions that permanently reside in a ROM or flash memory chip. Embedded software may be immediately available to the CPU or, for faster execution, may be transferred to RAM first and then executed. are functionally correct before prototypes are manufactured, thus reducing the risk of lengthy hardware design iterations.
"Seamless is a valuable tool for our customers. It enables them to create and exercise virtual hardware prototypes earlier in the design cycle, which leads to faster design closure and time to market," said Lakshmi Mandyam, PowerQUICC III product marketing manager, Networking and Computing Systems Group, Freescale Semiconductor Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. is an American semiconductor manufacturer. It was created by the divestiture of the Semiconductor Products Sector of Motorola in 2004. Freescale focuses their integrated circuit products on the automotive, embedded and communications markets. . "We're seeing strong interest in the MPC8548E processor from our customers in the networking industry, and we are very pleased that Mentor Graphics is ready with a turnkey solution that extends the benefits of a leading co-verification environment to early adopters of one of our most advanced communications processors."
The MPC8548E is one of the latest members of Freescale families of PowerQUICC and PowerPC processors General-purpose PowerPC processors
The MPC8548E is one of Freescale's latest next-generation communications processors based on the scalable e500 system-on-chip (SoC) platform and a PowerPC processor core. It is designed to deliver gigahertz-plus communications processing performance and advanced features, including exceptional integration and high-speed connectivity required by enterprise networking The networking infrastructure in a large enterprise with multiple computer systems and networks of different types is extraordinarily complex. Due to the myriad of interfaces that are required, much of what goes on has little to do with the real data processing of the payroll and orders. , telecom transmission and switching, 3G wireless infrastructure, storage, and high-end imaging markets. The MPC8548E combines the powerful PowerPC processor core, enhanced peripherals, and high-speed interconnect technology to balance processor performance with I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output system throughput.
"As a leader in hardware/software verification solutions, Mentor Graphics, together with industry-leading CPU CPU
in full central processing unit
Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. vendors like Freescale, can maximize the value we offer to our companies' mutual customers," said Serge Leef, general manager of the SoC Verification Division at Mentor Graphics. "With the Mentor/Freescale combination, hardware engineers get the processor performance they need for their networking and communication devices, and an efficient verification methodology to help them move product to market on time."
Seamless PSPs for the MPC85xx, MPC82xx, and MPC74xx devices are currently available from Mentor Graphics. For technical and pricing information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To find additional product information and technical papers, register for free Seamless workshops and functional verification Functional verification, in electronic design automation, is the task of verifying that the logic design conforms to specification. In everyday terms, functional verification attempts to answer the question "Does this proposed design do what is intended?" This is a complex task, seminars, please visit www.mentor.com/products/fv/hwsw_coverification/. For information on the Freescale PowerQUICC based processors, visit www.freescale.com/powerquicc.
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