TransEDA Chosen by ARM for Design Verification of Microprocessor Cores
Verilog and VHDL code coverage tools provide accurate, quantitative data to boost design confidence and reduce risk
DATE (Design Automation & Test in Europe) 2000, Paris, France, and LOS GATOS, Calif. - Mar. 27, 2000 - TransEDA today announced that its Verification Navigator[tm] integrated design verification environment is being used by ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] to help reduce the risk of functional errors in the company's microprocessor cores and to achieve the highest possible degree of design confidence.
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit RISC microprocessor core intellectual property (IP). The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient processors, peripherals and system-on-chip (SoC) designs to leading silicon and systems manufacturers for applications including cell phones, networking solutions and Internet-enabled devices.
"Chip size and complexity is growing exponentially, as is the need for simulation," said John Cornish, Director of Product Marketing at ARM. "For ARM and our Silicon Partners, it is critical that we reduce the simulation overhead by executing a 'smarter' simulation methodology. Verification Navigator helps make the most effective use of our simulator resources, so we can identify problems earlier in regression tests and avoid redundant simulation." "Customers have many different development processes, tools and HDLs," said Tom Borgstrom, vice president of marketing at TransEDA. "These customers expect the highest level of verification which means that IP providers need a robust IP core verification methodology. We are delighted that ARM chose TransEDA, as we see code coverage becoming an increasingly important sign-off criteria for IP cores. ARM's selection of TransEDA shows that Verification Navigator is an ideal solution for IP designers and users."
Verification Navigator provides code coverage, test suite optimization, state machine coverage and circuit activity analysis in a fully integrated environment. It supports Verilog, VHDL and dual language designs.
TransEDA develops and markets dual-language (Verilog and VHDL), simulator-independent design verification tools that perform code coverage, test suite optimization, circuit activity analysis and state machine verification for electronic integrated circuits (ICs) and systems on a chip (SOC). TransEDA has an extensive portfolio of blue-chip customers worldwide including ARM, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Philips, Ricoh, Siemens, ST Microelectronics and Texas Instruments. For more information, contact TransEDA at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at www.transeda.com.
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