Enhanced Carbon Model Studio Released
5/14/2008 2:54 PM EDT
Venice, Florida — Carbon Design SystemsTM
has released an enhanced version of Carbon Model Studio, that significantly reduces the time it takes to develop and deploy new system models. Additional capabilities were added to reduce the debug time and improve the generation of Model Validation components. The just released tool will be demonstrated during the 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC) in booth #2467 June 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
A key debug improvement provides increased visibility into complex design constructs. It offers full visibility into named and unnamed generate blocks, VHDL composite types and multi-dimensional arrays, including nested arrays and composites. In addition, Carbon Models have new application programming interface (API) calls for accessing design constructs. With improved model validation, design teams can control the model validation generation process from inside Carbon Model Studio through a new component editor. The Model Validation component's mixed-language shadow hierarchy matches that of the original design for tighter integration into complex testbenches, assertion languages and custom validation environments.
Carbon Model Studio is shipping now and is available for Solaris and PC platforms running Linux and Windows. Pricing for the complete model-generation and execution solution is "use-model" dependent and starts at $20,000. More details can be found at: www.carbondesignsystems.com.