VaST Systems, the technology leader in embedded design, announced that The University of Texas at Austin has joined the VaST Academic Program which allows selected academic institutions to receive VaST technology for educational purposes.
The VaST Academic program provides users with a system engineering environment for the design of embedded systems and systems-on-chip (SoC). VaST’s solutions are used to develop a virtual system prototype — a cycle-accurate model of the SoC or embedded system that simulates at near real-time speeds. The virtual system prototype is used for architecture analysis and optimization as well as for concurrent software development and hardware design. The early availability, high performance, and observability of virtual system prototypes result in reduced time to market and improved designer productivity.
“The University of Texas at Austin has a graduate level system on chip design course for full time students and working professionals that focus on SoC architecture and hardware and software design. The VaST virtual system prototyping solution allows our students to make sophisticated architectural tradeoffs in designs that have one or more processors, hardware accelerators and peripheral blocks. Once created this virtual system prototype of the SoC is an ideal platform for the development of embedded software,” said Mark McDermott, an adjunct assistant professor at the university.
“We are very pleased to have The University of Texas at Austin as part of the VaST academic program. UT has an excellent embedded systems design program as well as close ties with some of the world’s leading semiconductor and systems companies,” commented Jeff Roane, vice president of marketing for VaST.
VaST Systems Technology Corporation solutions enable the creation of a virtual system prototype — a cycle-accurate software model of a system that operates at near real-time speeds under actual software loads. VaST’s solutions are OSCI SystemC-compliant and are used for architecture, hardware and software design. VaST solutions dramatically improve time to market and quality while reducing development costs and risk. Current customers include worldwide leaders in semiconductors, automotive electronics, wireless devices, and consumer electronics. VaST is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with sales and support offices worldwide.