Companies will Speed the Development of Configurable SoCs With Fast, Cost-Effective Verification SystemsSAN JOSE, Calif., October 25, 2004
– ARC International (LSE: ARK), the world leader in configurable CPU/DSP processor cores and subsystems, today announced that it has teamed with EVE (Emulation and Verification Engineering), an innovator in advanced verification technologies, to provide cost-effective verification solutions for configurable SoC designs. EVE will provide integrated verification systems to customers allowing them to download ARC-based SoC designs into EVE's FPGA-based hardware development platform for more rapid design verification. Furthermore, ARC's MetaWare® debugger will be integrated into EVE's ZeBu hardware-based verification product to improve simulation and system debugging, and to provide hardware/software co-verification.
EVE's unique approach to verification improves transfer rates by up to 10 times when compared to traditional emulation technologies. The tight integration of EVE's ZeBu platform with ARC's software tools reduces total development cost and accelerates time-to-silicon at a lower price when compared to high-end emulation systems.
"Verification of any SoC design is a key driver of schedule and cost," said Derek Meyer, ARC's vice president of marketing. "The combination of ARC's configurable cores and development tools with EVE's hardware-based verification system, delivers an easy-to-use platform that provides fast, functional verification. We consider ZeBu to be the ideal development platform for ARC-based SoCs."
"Embedded systems are becoming pervasive and ARC will certainly benefit from the trend," added Lauro Rizzatti, EVE's vice president of marketing. "This partnership gives ARC-based SoC designers a powerful hardware-assisted validation solution to thoroughly test the design hardware and to start software validation ahead of first-pass silicon to accelerate time-to-market and beat the competition."
EVE's ZeBu verification platform integrated with ARC's MetaWare debug tools is available from EVE and sells for US $29,000.About Emulation and Verification Engineering (EVE)
EVE offers innovative intellectual property (IP) and hardware-assisted verification solutions and verification engineering services that accelerate the design of complex integrated circuits, prevalent in the communications, wireless, networking, computer, and consumer product markets. It has offices in San Jose, Calif. Telephone (408) 881-0440. Fax (408) 904-5800. It also has offices in Palaiseau, France. Telephone (33) 1 64532730. Fax (33) 1 64532740. Web Site : http://www.eve-team.com
ARC International is a world leader in low-power, high-performance 32-bit CPU/DSP configurable processor cores, real-time operating systems and development tools for embedded system design. ARC's configurable, extendible cores assist customers in their rapid development of next generation wireless, networking and consumer electronics systems, resulting in exceptionally competitive System-on-Chip products.
ARC International maintains a worldwide presence with corporate offices in San Jose, California, USA and Elstree, UK. The Company has research and development offices located in England and the United States. For more information please visit the ARC website at: www.ARC.com
. ARC International is listed on the London Stock Exchange as ARC International plc (LSE:ARK).
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