Fujitsu Selects CoWare Virtual Platform for SoC Design Flow

CoWare(R), Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, announced that Fujitsu Limited, Tokyo, Japan, has adopted CoWare’s Virtual Platform Product Family for completing its next-generation SoC design flow. In the next-generation ASIC/SoC design flow, the position of the software becomes much more important than before. The traditional serial design style – hardware design first, software design second, followed by integration – does not scale for today’s large system designs. CoWare’s SystemC-based solution, comprehensive IP library, multicore support, and high-performance simulation technology will provide the framework for shortening design cycle time and optimizing Fujitsu’s design flow. The solution includes CoWare Virtual Platform, CoWare Model Designer, CoWare Model Library technologies, and CoWare services, all of which will enable Fujitsu to leverage CoWare’s experience and expertise in platform-driven ESL design. Fujitsu will integrate the CoWare technologies into an industry-leading ESL SoC design flow.

“Fujitsu believes that an ESL design methodology is key to designing next-generation SoCs because it enables a hardware-software concurrent design flow,” said Takashi Hasegawa, director, ESL & Verification Department, Electronic Devices Business Group of Fujitsu Limited. “Using standards such as OSCI TLM2 for ESL design allows for much-needed industry-wide interoperability. We found that CoWare’s Virtual Platform Product Family fits into our vision and goals.”

“Fujitsu represents a growing number of companies that are realizing the need to adopt ESL design in their product design process to maintain their competitiveness over the next three years and beyond,” said A.K. Kalekos, vice president of marketing and business development, CoWare. “With software development becoming an increasing part of platform-based designs, our Virtual Platform roadmap has convinced many of these companies that not only do we have a superior ESL design solution for their needs today, but we also have a solid plan for evolving that solution for future customer needs.”

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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