Cupertino, Calif.--Jan. 26, 1998 -- IKOS Systems, Inc. a leading provider of design verification solutions, announced that it hasstrengthened its emulation product offerings with the acquisition of Deerbrook Systems, Inc. (St. Paul, Minn.). Deerbrook's products, previously marketedby Micral Corp., are slowed-down PCs, a vital component of successfulemulation for the developers of products for end-use in PCs. This target-systemcapability allows design engineers to verify a PC-based design by matching emulation speed with the speed of a target PC system. IKOS will immediately begin to manufacture,market, and sell the product to worldwide customers. Other terms of the deal were notdisclosed.
In addition to selling the slowed-down PC product to its own worldwide customers, IKOS will make it available to other emulation customers. The Deerbrook productoffers PCI, AGP, USB, and Firewire (IEEE 1394) interfaces, which are among the most prominent standards today. The technology will benefit virtually all emulation customers who are designing products for the PC platform.
Slowed-down PCs are used in the early testing of products being developed for use in PCs. Emulation customers rely on this technology to debug and verify high-speed devices, such as graphics accelerators and peripheral control ICs that operate at very highspeeds in the real world environment. All emulators run at reduced speeds,typically at 1 to 2 MHz. Thus, a slowed down PC allows design engineers to verify aPC-based design by matching its emulation speed with the speed of the target test PC system.
The slowed-down PC products are available immediately in a variety of configurations. Pricing begins at $20,000 list price.
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