SOURCE: Carbon Design Systems

March 02, 2006 09:30 ET

Carbon Continues European Expansion, Adds Distributors in Germany & Scandinavia; SoC Virtual System Prototyping Key to Success

TRIAS Mikroelektronik (Germany) and ISS Group (Sweden) Supports Carbon's Expansion

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2006 -- Carbon Design Systems, a leader in virtual system prototyping, announced today that TRIAS Mikroelektronik GmbH, based in Germany and the ISS Group, based in Sweden, have signed-up to distribute and support Carbon's VSP™ and SOC-VSP™ software products. TRIAS territory includes Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Romania. ISS -- The Scandinavian Gateway -- targets Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania. These additions round out Carbon's European store-front, after recently announcing Saros Technology Limited as its United Kingdom, France, and Netherlands distributor.

"In establishing its European presence, Carbon focused on successful distributors who sell validation tools to ESL architects, firmware developers, and hardware designers," declared Alan Swahn, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Carbon Design Systems. "Our VSP product line is a great addition to their line-cards and creates opportunities to sell to an under-served ESL community that has been waiting for a solution that allows IP import and leverages RTL throughout the design cycle for profiling, early architecture validation, and firmware development."

Carbon's SoC Virtual Prototyping Software

Carbon's SOC-VSP is the first virtual system prototyping solution that combines the power of ARM's RealView® SoC Designer and Carbon's ability to incorporate a design's RTL -- Verilog® and VHDL. This combination allows a hardware-accurate, soft-model of a SoC to be rapidly assembled and functionally validated on an engineer's desktop. The hardware view is provided by "Carbonizing" a design's RTL that results in a high-speed, transaction-level component that can be profiled, probed, debugged, and validated as part of RealView simulation. The chip's architecture, software content, and hardware implementation can all be wrung-out before first silicon.

Carbon's New European Distributors

TRIAS Mikroelektronik GmbH           ISS Group
Moerser Landstr. 408                 Box 14049
D-47802 Krefeld, Germany             S-167 14 Bromma, Sweden

Main: +49. (0). 2151.95301-0         Main: +46.(0).8 506.181.00
Fax: +49. (0) .2151.95301-15         Fax: +46.(0).8 506.181.01
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Website:          Website:
About TRIAS Mikroelektronik

Founded in 1989, TRIAS Mikroelektronik GmbH is a one-stop provider of EDA solutions, IP Cores, and design services for ASIC and FPGA projects. TRIAS offers tools for Verilog and VHDL simulation and verification, FPGA and C-synthesis, design capture and management, predictive design analysis, assertion checking, and automatic multi-FPGA partitioning for ASIC prototyping. Customers will find IP Core solutions for FPGA and ASIC bus interfaces including PCI Express, USB, SDIO, MMC, Ethernet, and others. In addition to its ASIC and FPGA design services, the company also provides structured and standard cell ASIC products for System-on-Chip, digital, mixed-signal, RF and high voltage applications. For more information about TRIAS, please visit

About the ISS Group

Founded in 1986, the ISS Group provides leading-edge tools, services and solutions to the hi-tech industry of Northern Europe. Situated in Stockholm, Sweden, they are in short, the gateway to Scandinavia. ISS delivers targeted solutions for electronic product lifecycle "hot spots" including: design, simulation, verification, and test with an extensive background in the telecom area. Simply put, the goal of ISS is to ensure success from the first prototype through high-volume production. For more information, see the ISS Group website at

About Carbon

Carbon is delivering a high-performance virtual system prototyping solution that enables a system prototype to be rapidly assembled and functionally validated on the desktop months before silicon. Carbon's new software approach allows multiple levels of abstraction to be validated together including C, SystemC, Verilog and VHDL RTL, IP core, transaction-level, and instruction-level models. The key to VSP is silicon accuracy and performance; the ability to execute billions of cycles and boot embedded operating systems, all with desktop software.

The company is headquartered at 375 Totten Pond Road, Suite 100/200, Waltham, MA. 02451. Telephone: +1.781.890.1500, Fax: +1.781.890.1711, Email:, Corporate website:

Carbon Design Systems, VSP, and SOC-VSP are trademarks of Carbon Design Systems, Incorporated.

ARM and RealView are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; AXYS GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Physical IP, Inc.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Georgia Marszalek
    Carbon Design Systems PR Counsel
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    Alan Swahn
    Carbon Design Systems
    781.890.1500 x228
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