AACHEN, Germany -- U.K-based ARM Ltd. today announced a collaborative project with the German subsidiary of The MathWorks Inc. in Aachen to jointly create a new software design environment for automotive systems using embedded RISC processor cores.
The effort will combine the ARM Developer Suite (ADS) of code development tools, ARMulator instruction set simulator, and MathWorks' simulation and code generation systems, called Matlab/Simulink.
The two companies said the combined environment will provide designers with a software emulation and simulation capability to complete development and validation of embedded systems before the hardware devices are available in silicon.
The new capability will be demonstrated by The MathWorks GmbH subsidiary at the 59th International Motor Show, known as IAA, in Frankfurt, starting today. The IAA automotive trade show continues until Sept. 21.
The collaborative project is aimed at firmly established ARM in the automotive industry, said Derek Morris, general manager of development systems for the Cambridge, England-based supplier of RISC cores for chip designs. ARM said the new development environment will help engineers detect problems in designs and coding, resulting in cost savings while speeding products to market.