ARM, EVE to Create High-End Co-Emulation Environment

EVE, the leader in hardware/software co-verification, announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with ARM where both companies have agreed to integrate their tools to produce a high-end co-emulation environment. The ARM® RealView® SoC Designer electronic system level (ESL) design software will be coupled and integrated with EVE’s ZeBu hardware-assisted verification platform for early architectural exploration and prototyping. This co-emulation environment will allow complete system level ARM technology-based SoC modeling including the use of existing register transfer level (RTL) code and offer the ability to migrate from models to RTL implementation.

The announcement coincides with the ARM Developers’ Conference held this week, where the ZeBu-UF/SoC Designer co-emulation concept will be demonstrated October 3-4 in the EVE Booth #315.

“We selected EVE as part of our co-emulation strategy because they are leaders in hardware-assisted verification, and have a well-established reputation in the industry with many of our IP and tools licensees,” says Mark Snook, Director of Marketing for System Level Tools, System Design Division at ARM. “This agreement enables our Partners to accelerate architectural exploration and software verification using the ARM SoC Designer tool together with the Zebu Platform.”

The ARM SoC Designer tool enables the deployment and simulation of system level models of its intellectual property (IP) blocks. Using ZeBu with the SoC Designer tool allows for the reuse of existing RTL code without the need to write new models for existing peripherals. Designs can be progressively moved from simulation into emulation by removing models from the SoC Designer tool and synthesizing the RTL on ZeBu.

“Early architectural exploration is the dream of almost all design teams,” remarks Lauro Rizzatti, worldwide marketing vice president and general manager of EVE-USA. “The co-emulation platform offered through the integration of the SoC Designer tool and ZeBu is an effective means of deploying system level models of ARM and third party IP.”

The ARM Developers’ Conference & Design Pavilion will be held October 2-4 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Calif.

About EVE
EVE is the worldwide leader in hardware/software co-verification solutions, including hardware description language (HDL) acceleration and extremely fast emulation. EVE products significantly shorten the overall verification cycle of complex integrated circuits and electronic systems designs. Its products also work in conjunction with popular Verilog, SystemVerilog, and VHDL-based software simulators from Synopsys, Cadence Design Systems and Mentor Graphics. Its United States headquarters are in Santa Clara, Calif. Telephone: (408) 855-3200. Facsimile: (408) 845-9209. Corporate headquarters are in Palaiseau, France. Telephone: (33) 1 Fax: (33) 1 Email:

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