San Jose--Aug. 30, 1999--Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville, Ore.) announced that the Embedded Software Division's XRAY Debugger will support the recently announced IBM PowerPC 405GP processor. Embedded developers who plan to use the 405GP in their designs can use theXRAY Debugger to simulate code running on the processor before silicon isavailable, giving them a head-start in product development.
Mentor Graphics also announced that when used with the XRAY Debugger, theMentor Graphics Microtec C and C++ Compilers and the Seamless PowerPC405 Processor Support Package (PSP), can combine to provide a total 405GP development solution, reducing development time anddecreasing time-to-market.
The XRAY Simulator provides accurate simulation of PowerPC targetprocessor response, allowing concurrent hardware and software implementationthroughout the software development stage. Initially, the XRAY Debugger canbe used to simulate code running on the 405GP and then the hardware-assistXRAY Debugger can set-up, initialize, and debug peripheral devices via a JTAGport.
The Microtec C and C++ Compilers for the PowerPC 405GP support theprocessor's multiply-accumulate (MAC) instructions and the new CodepackCompression feature. These compilers are complete cross-compiler solutionsthat include a compiler, assembler, and linker--all optimized for buildingembedded applications.
The Seamless PowerPC 405 PSP enables embedded systems designers to co-verify ASICs, ASSPs, and systems incorporating the 405 core with cycle-accuratehardware/software co-verification models. This co-verificationenvironment reduces project risk by allowing verification earlier in thedesign cycle. The Seamless PowerPC 405 PSP is available on HP-UX, Solaris, andAIX.
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