Venice Florida, June 27 2007 — Mentor Graphics Corp. has extended its support of iSolveTM emulation-based intellectual property (IP) products for ARM processors to enable the high-speed verification of wireless and multimedia applications. Mentor's iSolve products take full advantage of Mentor's recently announced Veloce® hardware assisted verification platform.
Mentor's iSolve family of vertical market solutions now includes two new ARM processors, the ARM11 MPCore multiprocessor and the ARM1176JZF-S processor, adding to the existing iSolve portfolio of ARM7, ARM9 and ARM11 processors.
Mentor's iSolve solutions for the ARM architecture are based on fully validated models, created by ARM and delivered to Mentor. Additionally, they provide a connection to the ARM debug tools, such as RealView ICE, for detailed software debugging. As the iSolve solutions for the ARM architecture are based upon a full model of the ARM processor represented in hardware they execute significantly faster than equivalent software models. This allows designers to readily run large amounts of software code against their hardware and expose design flaws early in the verification process.