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Renesas adopts ARM ESL design tools

Posted: 24 Mar 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ARM? Renesas? RealView SoC Designer ESL solution?

ARM today announced that Renesas Technology is the latest ARM Partner to license the ARM RealView SoC Designer ESL solution. The RealView SoC Designer, which integrates MaxSim technology, will enable Renesas Technology to perform rapid architectural analysis and pre-silicon software development, significantly reducing design time.

According to the company, the RealView SoC Designer forms the foundation for the development of advanced digital products, enabling system designers to quickly and efficiently develop next-generation architectures. These tools support unparalleled SoC prototyping, debug and profiling capabilities enabled by the open and freely licensable Transaction Level Model interfaces. These interfaces are helping to develop a plug-and-play IP ecosystem for ESL models and software debuggers.

"Since the electronic market landscape is shifting continually, it is important to make a prompt decision on SoC architecture which is comprised of a diverse range of IP from one's own company and third parties," said Osamu Tada, department manager of system level design and verification technology department, Renesas.

The RealView SoC Designer provides industry leading design-flow integration by being the first production ESL tool available to support the SPIRIT Consortium standards, ARM said. This support enables designers to seamlessly migrate design data between the system models in RealView SoC Designer and the third party RTL environments used for hardware design implementation and verification. Furthermore, the RealView SoC Designer tool is compliant with the widely used OSCI SystemC ESL language standard, enabling further platform compatibility.

"By validating the system architecture early in the development process, the RealView SoC Designer enables ARM Partners such as Renesas Technology to meet stringent time-to-market constraints in the face of increased competition," said Seth Bernsen, product manager, ESL, ARM.

Renesas Technology joins the growing list of industry-leading ARM Partners including STMicroelectronics, Infineon, Samsung and TTPCom to license the ESL tool.

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