SAN FRANCISCO Free Model Foundry (FMF), an open source model warehouse and design services company promoting development and distribution of simulation models of electronic components, announced Tuesday (Aug. 8) the development of VHDL and Verilog models for Spansion's MirrorBit Ornandt devices.
Spansion's Flash memory marks the 10,000th simulation part number to be added to FMF's open source warehouse, according to the organization.
Developed by the services division of FMF, Model Foundry Services, the VHDL and Verilog models aim to assist designers using SpansionT Flash devices during the design development and verification process of systems, as well as contribute to optimizing memory system performance for wireless applications, according to FMF (San Jose, Calif.).
"The availability of simulation models, such as the recent additions from FMF, eases the development and implementation for handset designers, enabling a faster time to market for our customers," said Steve Schrepferman, vice president of marketing and MCP development for Spansion's wireless solutions division.
"High-quality simulation models are critical tools for chip and system designers, especially with the growing memory requirements for mobile applications," said Richard Munden, CEO of Model Foundry Services and one of the founders of the FMF. "Working with Spansion, we are contributing to reduced development cycle times for users and we are allowing them to focus on providing more innovative designs."
Users of FMF can choose from two different modeling methods for each part of the family implemented, according to their needs, the organization said. One method uses static memory allocation for users whose simulations utilize a large fraction of the total capacity of large memories, FMF said. The other is a dynamic allocation method that generates only the portion of the memory actually used, provided the user's simulation only accesses a relatively small portion of the part s total capacity during a specific simulation run, the organization said.
The VHDL implementations developed by Model Foundry Services provide both model types as separate architectures within a single model. The Verilog implementations use standard Verilog for static allocation and SystemVerilog for dynamic allocation, according to FMF.