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Cadence launches development platform

Posted: 08 Dec 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:cadence design systems? ic? consumer electronics? networking? ibm?

Cadence Design Systems Inc. has launched the, an open standards community, in cooperation with IBM. The reference flow is expected to help IC designers develop systems-on-chip (socs) using the IBM PowerPC architecture. The is dedicated to promoting the IBM PowerPC architecture as the preferred open-standard hardware-development platform for electronic systems for markets such as consumer electronics, networking, storage, military and automotive.

As part of its ongoing work with IBM, Cadence has developed a SoC reference design methodology around the PowerPC architecture using the Cadence Encounter digital IC design platform. Cadence has also developed for foundries a process-portable version of the PowerPC 440 core that has been validated on the TSMC 130-LV manufacturing process. To assist PowerPC customers in their design efforts, Cadence is providing worldwide technical-support services designed to support customers with PowerPC performance, architectural features, SoC integration and foundry flows.

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