New ESL Design Methodology Reduces Development Cost for High Performance ProcessorsSAN JOSE, Calif. -- January 05, 2009
-- CoWare®, Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, announced today that Hifn, Inc., the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, has selected CoWare ESL 2.0 solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) platform architecture design and performance optimization. CoWare Platform Architect and CoWare’s ESL design methodology will enable Hifn to speed the development and improve system performance of their next-generation Applied Services Processors by optimizing and validating system architecture prior to implementation.
“Exploring design alternatives and validating hardware and software architectures and interactions early on is a critical step in the design of our network and storage processor solutions,” said Ray Savarda, Director of System Architecture at Hifn. “Hifn has set the standard for providing market-leading solutions that offer a high degree of efficiency in both performance and power consumption. Hifn selected CoWare Platform Architect and CoWare’s standards-based ESL design methodology to allow hardware and software co-design much earlier in the development process, enabling us to deliver highly cost-efficient solutions with a quicker time-to-market.”
“CoWare’s ESL 2.0 solutions for platform architecture design provide architects and system designers with the multi-core simulation and dynamic performance analysis capabilities they need to quickly identify bottlenecks and optimize the system performance of multi-core SoC designs, without the risk of guesswork or the added cost of over design,” said Patrick Sheridan, Director of Marketing at CoWare. “We are pleased to support Hifn in their deployment of CoWare Platform Architect to realize their product development goals.”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. For more information about CoWare and its products and services visit http://www.coware.com