CoWare Solution Enables Design of Maximum Product Performance within Project Budgets
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, and LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA, – 02/09/2009 – CoWare®, Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services and Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies specializing in high-speed memory architectures, announced they have collaborated on a comprehensive ESL design environment with CoWare Platform Architect for Rambus’ XDR™ memory architecture. CoWare will distribute a SystemC model with the flexibility to match configurations of Rambus’ award-winning XDR memory subsystems.
Design engineers can now use CoWare Platform Architect ESL environment to do full architectural exploration, design verification, and software performance validation when designing with an XDR memory subsystem. This solution provides a huge productivity boost for the design of high-performance systems by accelerating the design process as well as enabling parallel development of the hardware and software.
Rambus’ XDR memory architecture transaction level model incorporates the XDR memory controller, memory controller interface (PHY), and XDR DRAM devices capable of delivering speeds of 3.2 to 4.8Gbps. The SystemC models allow thorough system performance analysis of various options for end applications, design configurations, and device types.
“Optimum design of the memory and interconnect subsystem is important to help our joint customers achieve their overall design performance goals,” said Tom De Schutter, marketing manager, IP models, CoWare. “With today’s reduced design budgets, our customers have only one shot at their design goal. This development with Rambus enables customers to achieve their performance targets without going for a costly overdesign.”
“CoWare’s ESL tools have been widely adopted for optimizing design performance on both the hardware and software levels,” said Tim Messegee, vice president of Marketing at Rambus. “The partnership with CoWare enables easy integration of our XDR memory architecture into the overall system platform and allows our mutual customers the full benefit of our XDR memory architecture.”
SystemC model designed for Rambus’ XDR memory architecture is available immediately from CoWare as part of the CoWare Model Library. For more information on this model, CoWare Platform Architect, CoWare Model Library, and CoWare’s other products, visit www.coware.com. For more information on Rambus memory solutions, visit www.rambus.com.
Rambus is one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies specializing in the invention and design of high-speed memory architectures. Since its founding in 1990, the Company’s patented innovations, breakthrough technologies and renowned integration expertise have helped industry-leading chip and system companies bring superior products to market. Rambus’ innovations and solutions enable unprecedented performance in computing, communications, and consumer electronics applications. Rambus licenses both its world-class patent portfolio as well as a range of leadership and industry-standard memory solutions. Headquartered in Los Altos, California, Rambus has regional offices in North Carolina, India, Germany, Japan, and Taiwan. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com.
CoWare is the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services. CoWare offers a comprehensive set of ESL tools that enable electronics companies to “differentiate by design” through the creation of system IP, including embedded processors, on-chip buses, and DSP algorithms; the architecture of optimized SoC platforms; hardware/software co-design; and virtual platforms for device software development. The company’s solutions are based on open industry standards including SystemC. CoWare’s customers are major systems, semiconductor, and IP companies in the market where consumer electronics, computing, and communications converge. CoWare’s corporate investors include ARM [(LSE: ARM); (NASDAQ: ARMHY)], Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ: CDNS), STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), and Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE). CoWare is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices around the world. For more information about CoWare and its products and services visit http://www.coware.com.
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