San Francisco--June 15, 1998--CAE Plus, Inc. (Austin, Texas) announced that it is showcasing new versions of solutions for embedded system-on-a-chip development. The new features and other improvements (announced May 11, 1998) have been developed largely in response to customer feedback.
Feedback from Motorola, Hughes Network Systems, and other customers drove the development of Archgen behavioral modeling environment's Verilog-to-C conversion function for datapath elements. Customers can capture a design's datapath behavior in Verilog, then convert those descriptions automatically into C for simulation purposes. Datapath elements are coded once with the most efficient language for the purpose and automatically ensures that the Verilog and C models are consistent.
The Archgen behavioral modeling environment, introduced in 1994, has been influenced significantly by customer feedback since its inception. Archgen allows a user to capture the design of a device or core at the behavioral level with a GUI. It then synthesizes all of the register transfer-level (RTL) models needed for embedded system-on-a-chip development, including RTL-accurate C (RTL-C) models for functional and performance verification, and HDL models needed for most commercial logic synthesis tools.
ASVP Lab, introduced last year, provides an open environment for constructing application-specific virtual prototypes (ASVPs). ASVPs are stand-alone simulators of system ICs composed of RTL-accurate C, ISS, and other C/C++ models, together with application software, application stimulus, and interfaces to appropriate software debuggers and hardware analysis tools. ASVPs are used for early functional and performance verification of system ICs, and enable concurrent software/hardware development.
Archgen 2.0 and ASVP Lab version 1.1 will be released to customers in Q3 1998. A minimum Archgen configuration is priced at $80,000, including RTL-C generation capability, and the ASVP Lab is $25,000.
CAE Plus, Inc.
9130 Jollyville Rd., #340
Austin, TX 78759
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