San Jose, Calif. - CoWare, Inc., and Tensilica, Inc., have collaborated to enhance the integration of Tensilica's processor models into CoWare tools. The integration supports CoWare's advanced functionality and eases software development on multi-core Tensilica-based SOC (system-on-chip) designs.
CoWare virtual platforms are the virtualized representation of an electronic system used for the purpose of software development. The tools remove the need for expensive hardware prototypes and development test benches, and provide cost-effective software development capabilities for debugging and analysis.
The updated integration of Tensilica's DPUs provides enhanced debug visibility by combining CoWare Virtual Platform Analyzer with Tensilica's software debugger. A full scripting environment assures reproducibility and predictability.
The TurboXim mode of Tensilica's ISS models provides high-speed simulation performance for the Tensilica subsystem. Multi-core software development is enabled through debug synchronization and debug and analysis visibility across all cores in the system.
The joint CoWare-Tensilica Processor Support Package (PSP) solution has been actively used by customers worldwide to explore the best architecture for a given application, combining the versatility of the Tensilica cores with the architecture design solution from CoWare.
The unique combination of features, targeting the architect as well as the software developer, enables the joint solution to be used throughout the design process.
The power and flexibility of the configurable cores enables customers to combine multiple versions of the Tensilica cores in one design. The partnership between our two companies addresses multi-processor platform exploration and reuse plus early software development by providing the best design and software development environment.
Tensilica Xtensa and Diamond Standard PSPs are available immediately from CoWare as part of the CoWare Model Library. For more information on these PSPs, CoWare Virtual Platform, CoWare Platform Architect, CoWare Model Library, and CoWare's other products, visit http://www.coware.com/. For more information on the Tensilica Xtensa and Diamond Standard DPUs, visit http://www.tensilica.com/.