CoWare Model Library Supports ARM Cortex A8, R4 Processors

CoWare®, Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, announced support for the ARM Cortex A8 and ARM Cortex R4 processor models. The addition of these ARM models further extends the CoWare Model Library of ARM processor models for use in heterogeneous, multi-vendor, multi-core designs. These new ARM Cortex models, already in use by CoWare customers, enable designers to optimize architecture design, and perform platform verification and software development earlier in the design cycle.

Today, leading chip developers and mobile phone companies rely on CoWare ESL 2.0 solutions to make key decisions for their next-generation, Cortex-based production designs. CoWare solutions solve the new design challenges associated with platform architecture design, platform verification, application sub-system design, processor design, DSP algorithm design, and software development, and are based on open industry standards including SystemC.

“With the growing complexity of today’s multi-core designs and the ever-increasing amount of software content required, CoWare is focused on providing access to a full range of ARM processor models, interconnect models and PrimeCell peripheral models,” stated Tom De Schutter, marketing manager, IP and third party relationships, CoWare. “The addition of SystemC models for ARM’s high-performance Cortex processors to the CoWare Model Library enables our most advanced customers to optimize their ARM Cortex-based designs.”

Availability and Pricing
The ARM Cortex A8 and ARM Cortex R4 models are available now from CoWare. For more information about CoWare’s complete model library, click here. For pricing information, please contact the CoWare sales office nearest you.

About CoWare
CoWare is the leading global supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services. IP, semiconductor, and electronics companies use CoWare ESL 2.0 solutions to design better processor- and software-intensive products faster. CoWare solutions solve the new design challenges associated with platform architecture design, platform verification, application sub-system design, processor design, DSP algorithm design, and software development, and are based on open industry standards including SystemC. These solutions also enable IP and semiconductor companies to implement more effective go-to-market strategies. 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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