CoWare Virtual Platform Interoperable with Windows Embedded CE

CoWare(R), Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, announced the CoWare Virtual Platform product family is now interoperable with the Windows Embedded CE operating system. As a result, companies developing Windows Embedded CE-based electronics devices can start their software development before physical hardware is available, which results in lower cost product development and faster time-to-market.

“We are very excited CoWare has joined the Windows Embedded CE Partner Program, and look forward to extending its leading integrated Virtual Platform Product Family into the broader Windows Embedded CE developer community,” said Jane Gilson, director, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft Corp. “Providing developers the ability to develop, integrate, and test software before the silicon is ready will help companies creating Windows Embedded CE-based devices bring products to market faster.”

“Virtual Platforms are transforming the way companies approach software development,” said Marc Serughetti, director of marketing at CoWare. “Integrating CoWare Virtual Platforms with leading run-time technologies for embedded devices such as Microsoft Windows Embedded CE, will help our customers realize the benefits of this new software development paradigm.”

About CoWare Virtual Platforms for Software Development
Virtual platforms for software development are fast and scalable models of the system hardware including the device hardware and the environment it evolves in. Unlike traditional software methods, virtual platforms combine execution speed, early availability, controllability, observability, and determinism with pre- and post-silicon usability. CoWare Virtual Platforms running Windows Embedded CE will enable companies to quickly develop software for a wide range of innovative devices for office automation, mobile communications, digital TV, and more.

To see a demonstration of a CoWare Virtual Platform running Windows Embedded CE, contact the CoWare office nearest you.

About the Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner Program
The Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner Program consists of more than 1,500 partners in 55 countries worldwide. The program provides partnering and co-marketing opportunities to companies delivering products, services, or solutions based on Microsoft Windows Embedded Platforms.

About CoWare
CoWare is the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services. CoWare offers a comprehensive set of ESL tools that enable electronics companies to “differentiate by design” through the creation of system IP including embedded processors, on-chip buses, and DSP algorithms; the architecture of optimized SoC platforms; hardware/software co-design; and virtual platforms for device software development. The company’s solutions are based on open industry standards including SystemC. CoWare’s customers are major systems, semiconductor, and IP companies in the market where consumer electronics, computing, and communications converge. CoWare’s corporate investors include ARM [(LSE: ARM); (NASDAQ: ARMHY)], Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ: CDNS), STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), and Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE). CoWare is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices around the world.

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