Venice, Florida — Carbon Design Systems today began volume shipments of SoC Designer, the industry's most widely-used cycle-accurate tool for creating and analyzing system-on-chip (SoC) designs.
Carbon assumed development, support and sales of SoC Designer from ARM in July, and now offers a complete system validation solution with cycle-accurate system modeling, cycle-optimized platform creation, execution and analysis, and cycle-accurate model kits for ARM intellectual property (IP).
The new release includes usability, analysis and integration enhancements designed to increase the coupling between SoC Designer and Model Studio. Added features extend the ability to feed results into other environments. New transaction and signal dumping support enhance debug integrations and offer a path to capture data streams for reuse as block-level test drivers. In addition, standard and debug versions of the executables have been combined into a single executable, reducing disk use and providing easier access.
The latest version of SoC Designer is shipping now, and is available for platforms running Linux and Windows. Pricing starts at $38,500. Details can be found at: www.carbondesignsystems.com.