SAN FRANCISOEDA vendor Cadence Design Systems Inc. Tuesday (Oct. 7) announced the availability of an ARM hardware/software co-verification environment that the company says accelerates the system validation process for mutual customers of the two companies.
According to Cadence (San Jose, Calif.). ARM designers have adopted the Cadence Incisive Palladium III acceleration/emulation system for advanced processor development, using it for both in-circuit emulation and transaction-based acceleration.
The new environment is based on a reference design utilizing the Palladium III system, the ARM RealView Debugger, ARM processor IP and Cadence SpeedBridge adapters, Cadence said. This environment demonstrates audio/video playback and capture of AVI and MP3 files, Web browsing, Linux boot and software debugging, the company said.
"The new environment, focusing on multimedia, graphics and network storage applications, enables our mutual customers to expand and accelerate their system validation ramp-up in these market segments in addition to the popular ARM processor-based handset market," said Peter Middleton, vice president of engineering for ARM's Processor division, in a statement.
"This newly announced combined solution delivered by Cadence with ARM processor IP will help customers to quickly create a complete validation environment for the most complex designs in the market," said Narendra Konda director of engineering at Nvidia Corp.