New Features Promote Interoperability and Productive Model Development
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- August 25, 2009 -- VaST, the leader in electronics virtualization, today announced the availability of the latest versions of its industry-leading virtual prototyping tools, CoMET® and METeor® version 6.3. CoMET is a system engineering tool enabling creation of software simulation-based virtual prototypes (VP) of a system-on-a-chip. METeor is an interactive, real-time software development environment for embedded systems and system-on-chip (SoC).
The support of OSCI TLM2.0.1 enables 3rd party IP and tools interoperability in support of standards based design flows. Existing OSCI TLM2 models can be easily integrated and new OSCI TLM2 models can be quickly developed from templates supporting many variations of TLM sockets and coding styles. VaST’s high speed and cycle accurate Virtual Processor Models (VPMs) and bus models can co-exist and co-simulate with OSCI coding styles such as loosely-timed and approximately-timed, while still delivering the fastest most accurate virtualization environment in the industry.
The VaST Modeling Library (VML) is a C++ source code library released with CoMET 6.3. VML allows fast modeling of peripheral devices from pre-coded library elements that handle many of the functions common in most peripheral models. Register sets can be defined that group registers with bitfields. Access masks and address decoding mechanisms are provided as well as handling of endianness and register access timing. Function stubs are provided to allow user specified behavior and timing. The callback based VML modeling methodology enables efficient creation of high speed, cycle-accurate models with built-in debugging mechanisms.
"The latest versions of CoMET and METeor demonstrate VaST’s continued commitment to interoperability, standards, and openness. These capabilities allow our customers to maximize their productivity using VaST industry leading virtualization products within a standards based design flow," said Jeff Roane, vice president of marketing for VaST.
VaST drives electronics virtualization. VaST fundamentally changes the electronics industry by breaking the dependency on hardware prototypes. With VaST, electronics companies develop virtual prototypes — cycle-accurate, high-speed simulation models of their electronic systems — for use in design and supply chain enablement. Using virtualization, customers develop software before hardware is available and enable early software development by ecosystem partners which cuts time-to-market by 8 months or more.
VaST’s customers include worldwide leaders in automotive, consumer, and wireless markets. VaST is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with sales and support offices worldwide.