October 27, 2005
WHAT: ARM has released its RealView® Embedded System Level (ESL) Application Programming Interface (API) specifications, which will enable 3rd parties to create models that plug-and-play in SystemC environments. Developed collaboratively with industry leaders such as Mentor Graphics and Synopsys, these interfaces are provided openly to the industry to enable designers and IP suppliers to develop C, C++ and SystemC models to a single set of interfaces.
The use of ESL design techniques, such as those supported in the RealView ARCHITECTS SERIES of ESL tools, show time-to-market advantages of up to 40% for SoC designers. The RealView ESL APIs will further enable tool and IP model design-chain support to enhance the ease of adoption for ESL solutions.
The RealView ESL APIs provide a foundation for stable, supported integration of transaction-based system simulation, debug and profiling. The simulation API is a single, protocol-generic interface that handles both detailed cycle-accurate and abstract instruction-accurate models.
WHEN: ARM RealView ESL APIs are freely downloadable today.
WHO: ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with the company's broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com .