CoWare, STMicroelectronics Create ESL Design Automation Environment

CoWare(R), Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) software and services, announced it has collaborated successfully with STMicroelectronics to create an advanced ESL design automation environment based on CoWare’s Processor Designer and CORXpert(TM) Personalization Kit for STMicroelectronics custom processors.

STMicroelectronics selected CoWare as a partner for this project because of its excellent experience with CoWare Processor Designer tools. These tools have given STMicroelectronics an unrivaled boost in productivity that has resulted in faster time-to-market for the company because they significantly cut tool development and verification time. CoWare CORXpert for STMicroelectronics custom processors supports ST’s engineers in the creation of their application-specific custom processors because instruction- and cycle-accurate models, as well as RTL, can be easily generated directly from C-code. This cuts down on possible errors that can be incurred in this process when it is done manually.

“This process is handled securely by the CORXpert software and frees up the engineers so that they can concentrate on optimizing cores rather than being trapped in the manual operation that was previously required,” said Philippe Galliard, Software Tools Development Manager, Software Tools and Services Division, STMicroelectronics. “By taking advantage of the shorter development cycles, ST engineers can target the entire application range, from dedicated controls to complex applications in the multi-media domain, with cost, performance, and power optimized custom processors.”

“The CoWare CORXpert for STMicroelectronics customer processors solution demonstrates the maturity, flexibility, and openness of the CoWare Processor Designer tools,” said Dr. Andrea Kroll, marketing director, CoWare. “It is these capabilities that allowed CoWare to integrate this customized solution into an existing ST design flow.”

CoWare CORXpert Personalization Kit for STMicroelectronics custom processors is available immediately from CoWare.

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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