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MOTOROLA OFFERS POWERPC 603 MODEL FOR CADENCE SIMULATORS; FULL-FUNCTIONAL MODEL OF 603 ARCHITECTURE FOR VERILOG-XL TURBO, LEAPFROG

 AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola, Inc.(NYSE: MOT), in cooperation with IBM (NYSE: IBM), today announced the availability of a 603 component kit, featuring a full-functional simulation model of its PowerPC microprocessor family for use with digital logic simulators from Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CDN) The initial model, representing the PowerPC 603 architecture, has been developed to work with both the Verilog-XL Turbo and Leapfrog VHDL tools from Cadence.
 The component kit contains the necessary data to design entire printed circuit boards that use the PowerPC architecture and also includes information such as schematic symbol, physical footprint for layout, and models for thermal and crosstalk analysis. The simulation model is aimed at the front end of the design process when the designer needs to verify the functionality of the design through logic simulation, while the physical footprint, thermal and crosstalk models help in the back end of the design process.
 "A key to the success of the entire PowerPC family will be how quickly and easily systems designers can take advantage of its capabilities and build it into their products," said Anne-Marie Larkin, director of RISC software at Motorola. "Cadence's simulation technology is a valuable tool for many of our customers in reducing design cycles. By giving them access to a software representation of the PowerPC, in some cases before it is even available in silicon, designers will be able to bring PowerPC-based systems to market that much faster."
 The models were initially targeted for use with Cadence's Verilog-based simulator, which Motorola and other PowerPC partners use internally. However, with the availability of a Verilog model import capability for Cadence's VHDL-based simulator, Leapfrog VHDL users can also incorporate the model into their design process.
 "The combination of high-performance simulation from Cadence and accurate and timely component data from Motorola is a win-win for customers," said Bob Wiederhold, vice president of marketing for Cadence's Systems Design Group. "By working cooperatively with Motorola, both in the development of the PowerPC itself and in the construction of these models and design kits, we feel we have helped make the PowerPC an even more competitive and attractive foundation for advanced systems design."
 The PowerPC 603 component kit, which includes the full-functional simulation model, will be available from Motorola in the first quarter of 1994. The model is priced at $4,900 and is available on IBM's RISC System/6000 and Sun Microsystems' SUN 4 platforms.
 The PowerPC microprocessor, developed by Apple, IBM and Motorola, is based on IBM's RISC architecture and is intended to support a full range of embedded control and computing applications -- from handheld, portable and desktop computers, to midrange workstations and servers, to fault-tolerant and supercomputing systems. Some of the companies supporting the PowerPC architecture include Apple, Bull, Harris, IBM, Tadpole Technology and THOMSON-CSF.
 Having 1992 worldwide sales exceeding $4.4 billion, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector is the largest U.S.-based broad line supplier of semiconductors, with a balanced portfolio of more than 50,000 devices. Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of electronic equipment, systems, components and services for global markets. Products include two-way radios, pagers and telepoint systems, semiconductors, defense and aerospace electronics, automotive and industrial electronic equipment, computers, data communications, and information processing and handling equipment.
 One of the ten largest software companies in the world, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the development and marketing of design automation software and services that accelerate and advance the process of designing electronic systems. Cadence combines leading-edge technology with a complementary set of services that enable customers to improve the quality and time-to-market performance of innovative electronic products. Cadence is based in San Jose, Calif., and employs more than 2,400 people in more than 60 R&D, sales and support locations worldwide. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CDN.
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 /CONTACT: Dean Mosley, of Motorola, 512-891-2839; Mike Sottak of Cadence Design Systems, 408-428-5036; Steve Malkiewicz of IBM Corporation, 914-642-5449; Anne Nason or Kelly Morris, both of Cunningham Communication, 617-494-8202, for Motorola/
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