SOURCE: Carbon Design Systems

May 19, 2011 11:00 ET

Carbon Design Systems Adds ARM Cortex-A15 Models to Its IP Exchange Web Portal

First Model Provider to Offer Support for ARM Core, Enabling Architectural Exploration, Application Software Development for Next-Generation Devices

ACTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - Carbon Design Systems™, the leading supplier of solutions for architectural analysis, performance optimization and pre-silicon firmware debug, announced today availability of 100% accurate models of ARM®'s Cortex™-A15 processor on Carbon's IP Exchange web portal through its early access program.

Carbon is the first model provider to offer support for the Cortex-A15 intellectual property (IP) core. Cortex-A15 models are compiled directly from ARM's early access implementation register transfer level (RTL) code and maintain 100% functional accuracy. Models are integrated with Carbon's SoC Designer virtual platform and enable designers to perform accurate architectural analysis, performance optimization and pre-silicon firmware debug for next-generation devices. Software running on the A15 models can be interactively debugged using ARM's RealView® Debugger.

Carbon SoC Designer lets designers automatically create a Fast Model-based system running at more than 100 million instructions per second from the cycle-accurate representation. This capability enables the same A15 system design to be used throughout the design cycle, from the earliest architectural exploration through application-level software development.

Carbon Design Systems will demonstrate an A15-based virtual platform with a 100% Carbon accurate model and ARM Fast Model booting Android in the Embedded Software Development Embedded Systems and Software Zone (Booth #1914) at the 48th Design Automation Conference (DAC). The DAC exhibit floor will be open Monday-Wednesday, June 6-8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

Carbon's 100% cycle accurate models and ARM Fast Models of the ARM Cortex-A15 are available today for users in the early access program at Carbon's IP Exchange web portal:

About Carbon Design Systems
Carbon offers the industry's only unified virtual platform solution along with the leading solution for accurate IP model creation. Carbon virtual platforms can execute at 100s of MIPS and with 100% accuracy to enable application software development, detailed architectural analysis and secure IP model distribution. Carbon's solutions are based on open industry standards, including SystemC, IP-XACT, Verilog, VHDL, OSCI TLM, MDI , CASI, CADI and CAPI. Carbon's customers are systems, semiconductor, and IP companies that focus on wireless, networking, and consumer electronics. Carbon is headquartered at 125 Nagog Park, Acton, Mass., 01720. Telephone: (978) 264-7300. Facsimile: (978) 264-9990. Email: Website:

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Bill Neifert
    Vice President of Business Development
    Carbon Design Systems
    (978) 264-7302
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