June 13, 2012 -- Carbon Design Systems, Inc. and Imagination Technologies, Ltd, today announced that a wide range of Imagination's PowerVR, Ensigma and Meta intellectual property (IP) cores will be available as 100% accurate virtual models from Carbon's IP Exchange web portal.
Users of Carbon's SoCDesigner Plus virtual platform will have, subject to approval by Carbon and Imagination, the capability to request and download the models from the portal and then drop them directly onto the design canvas. Models will enable architectural analysis, pre-silicon firmware development and other system-design tasks that benefit from design accuracy.
"Virtual models of IP from Imagination Technologies on Carbon IP Exchange will enable SOC designers to gain the benefits from virtual platforms that had previously been confined to processor and memory subsystems," remarked Bill Neifert, Chief Technical Officer at Carbon Design Systems.
"By partnering with Carbon Design Systems to make virtual models of our IP available on request on Carbon's portal, we are enabling more of our users to benefit from this proven design methodology," commented Tony King-Smith, Vice President of Marketing at Imagination Technologies.
Supported IP models include:
PowerVR Series5, Series5XT and Series6 family of graphics processing units (GPU).
PowerVR Series3 VXD and VXE families of video decoders and encoders.
Ensigma Series3 UCCP family of multi-standard receivers and Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth connectivity.
Meta Series2 hardware multi-threaded SOC processors.
Carbon's 100% accurate virtual models of Imagination Technologies' IP are available on request for users of Carbon's SoCDesigner Plus virtual prototype solution who are already licensees of Imagination's IP cores. Models will be implemented by Carbon using master data supplied by Imagination, once approval has been received by Carbon from Imagination for each request.
Go to the Carbon Design Systems, Inc. website for details.