SAN JOSE--Cadence Design Systems Inc.'s Quickturn subsidiary here and startup Simutech LLC in Vancouver, Wash, today announced plans to develop a next-generation, rapid prototyping platform for system-on-chip ICs.
Under the partnership, Quickturn will develop application-focused verification environments using Simutech's intellectual property (IP) and Internet-based verification platform. The partnership is aimed at supporting the growth in platform-based SoC designs and block-based design methodologies, said the two companies.
"We see significant growth in IP-based SOC design architectures," noted George Zafiropoulos, vice president of Quickturn. "The three key capabilities our customers are looking for are IP evaluation, hardware-software co-development, and full SOC verification. Our partnership with Simutech will allow us to deliver a solution built from the ground up to meet these new market requirements."
Three-year-old Simutech hopes the alliance with Quickturn will help move its design automation technology into more applications at a faster rate and "accelerate the availability of a complete solution," said Steve Glaser, vice president of marketing at Simutech. "The combination of Simutech's IP and Internet-based technology with Quickturn's application-focused environments, software, and services will provide an immediate step function in productivity for SoC development," Glaser predicted.