New CoWare SPW Library for Xilinx LTE IP Enables Designers to Reduce Costs through Lower System Integration and Optimization Time
SAN JOSE, California/USA – February 8, 2010 – CoWare®, Inc., the leading supplier of Electronic System Virtualization™ (ESV) software and services, has signed a distribution agreement with Xilinx®, the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. Under the agreement, CoWare has integrated and is distributing models of Xilinx’s LTE Baseband IP portfolio with its SPW LTE solution. By combining the power of the SPW LTE solution with Xilinx’s leading Virtex ® and Spartan ® FPGA products, companies that are implementing advanced 4G basestations will be able to significantly reduce their system integration and optimization time.
The new CoWare SPW Library for Xilinx LTE IP includes the Xilinx reference models for critical LTE functions such as the turbo decoder and the MIMO decoder. Basestation developers validate the specification of their product by simulating C-models and comparing these results against reference results from the LTE standard. In the CoWare solution, designers can save time by combining C-models of their own LTE blocks together with the Xilinx LTE IP models. Using the powerful regression simulation and analysis infrastructure that CoWare SPW provides, design teams can automatically check millions of test vectors and hundreds of system scenarios for functional and performance compliance with the LTE standard.
“Through our FPGA technology innovation and deep technical expertise in wireless systems, we are able to develop highly-optimized LTE IP blocks that gives our customers tremendous performance and time-to-market advantages at a reduced cost,” said Manuel Uhm, Director of Wireless Communications at Xilinx. “In combination with CoWare’s simulation technology and skill in wireless system modeling, 4G basestation designers are able to reap substantial value through much faster simulation and development times.”
“Our LTE design solution is already serving a broad range of customer segments such as network operators, semiconductor, and IP companies,” said Johannes Stahl, vice president and general manager of the DSP Solutions Group at CoWare. “This agreement enables us to support the large design investment happening in the infrastructure market. We are excited about helping Xilinx customers be successful in delivering LTE systems on time and compliant to the LTE specifications.”
The CoWare SPW Library for Xilinx LTE IP is available for shipment now. Contact CoWare for more information and pricing details.
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