ARM and Carbon Expand Partnership to Include Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 Processors, CoreLink System IP
May 31, 2013
ACTON, MASS. –– May 31, 2013 –– Carbon Design Systems® (www.carbondesignsystems.com) announced
today support for the latest ARM technology, and
that it will create and deliver
virtual models for the ARM® Cortex®-A57
and Cortex-A53 processors, as well
as CoreLink™ CCN-504 system intellectual property (IP).
The models will enable architectural optimization, system
performance analysis and pre-silicon software development.
As part of the long-standing agreement, ARM will supply Carbon with register
transfer level (RTL) and ARM Fast Models for its recently announced Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors, as well
as the CoreLink CCN-504 cache coherent network. Carbon
already supports the Mali-T628 GPU. Carbon will use the technology to
deliver 100% accurate virtual models, as well as Carbon Performance Analysis
Kits (CPAKs) capable of booting Android or Linux in seconds, while
enabling a swap to a 100% accurate model at
any breakpoint. All models and CPAKs will be available exclusively from
Carbon’s IP Exchange web portal (www.carbonipexchange.com)
a New Generation of Designs
using ARM Cortex-A50 series processors, CoreLink System IP and Mali GPUs, need
high quality models to optimize their chips for lower risk and faster time to
market,” said John Cornish, executive vice president and general manager,
System Design Division, ARM. “Accurate models from Carbon will help enable
companies to deliver high-performance, low-power systems including servers and
leading-edge mobile computing devices."
“Working together with ARM, we have enabled companies to ship
billions of ARM Powered® devices,” added Rick Lucier, president and CEO at
Carbon. “With this partnership expansion, Carbon is enabling new generations of
designs to be refined, optimized and integrated well in advance of silicon.”
100% accurate models of the ARM Cortex-A57 processor and
Mali-T628 GPU are available today from Carbon’s IP Exchange web
portal for select early access partners. A CPAK for the
Cortex-A57 processor is also available,
which includes a CoreLink CCI-400 and bare
metal initialization software to further accelerate integration efforts.
Additional models and CPAKs including support for big.LITTLE™ processing, with the
Cortex-A53 processor and CoreLink CCN-504 as well as
Linux, will be available over the coming months. Users can be
informed of availability automatically by subscribing to the desired model at
Carbon IP Exchange.
will exhibit in the ARM Connected Community® Pavilion Booth (#921) at the 50th Design Automation Conference (www.dac.com) Monday, June 3, through Wednesday,
June 5, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily at the Austin Convention Center in
Austin, Texas. It will demonstrate the ARM Cortex A-Series processor CPAK with
reference hardware and software designs, and analysis and debug software for
Cortex-A57, Cortex-A15, Cortex-A9 and Cortex-A7 cores, and the ARM big.LITTLE
Carbon Design Systems
Design Systems offers the industry’s only unified virtual prototype solution
along with the leading solution for accurate IP model creation. Carbon virtual
prototypes can execute at hundreds of MIPS and with 100% accuracy to enable
application software development, detailed architectural analysis and secure IP
model distribution. Carbon’s customers are systems, semiconductor, and IP
companies that focus on wireless, networking, and consumer electronics. Carbon
investors include Samsung Venture Investment Corporation and ARM Holdings.
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