CoWare Integrates ARM RealView Development Suite with Virtual Platform

CoWare(R), Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services and a member of the ARM(R) Connected Community, announced the integration of the ARM RealView(R) Development Suite with CoWare’s Virtual Platform product family. The integration of the RealView Development Suite provides a single software-debugging interface from virtual platform-based designs to production. In addition, for multi-core virtual platforms, the RealView Development Suite debugger will be synchronized with other third-party processor debuggers being used. This integration will result in faster, better, and lower cost software development.

“The ARM RealView Development Suite provides a broad range of target connectivity for use throughout the development process,” stated Tim Holden, director of EDA relations at ARM. “The integration with CoWare’s Virtual Platform product family extends this range for the benefit of our mutual customers.”

“Multi-core SoCs with increasing software content are becoming the norm in digital and wireless consumer devices,” said Marc Serughetti, director of marketing at CoWare. “The integration of the RealView Development Suite is well-suited for this type of software development, system integration, and testing as it ensures the synchronization of the virtual platform software development tools and debuggers with other processor IP included in the device.”

About CoWare Virtual Platform Product Family
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 delivers tools and services for the creation, distribution, and use of virtual platforms for software development to leading semiconductor and electronic device companies worldwide. To see a demonstration of a CoWare Virtual Platform with ARM RealView Development Suite, contact the CoWare office nearest you.

About the ARM Connected Community
The ARM Connected Community is a global network of companies aligned to provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture and end use, for products based on the ARM architecture. ARM offers a variety of resources to Community members, including promotional programs and peer-networking opportunities that enable a variety of ARM Partners to come together to provide end-to-end customer solutions.

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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