January 17, 2012 -- Carbon Design Systems, Inc. today announced immediate availability of on its Carbon IP Exchange Web Portal. Available for many of the most-popular virtual models, including the ARM Cortex A15, ARM Cortex A9, ARM Cortex R4 and MIPS 34Kc, they contain models, software and configuration information to enable a designer to be productive in minutes.
Some designers use these platforms for debugging firmware and for doing performance optimization within minutes. Others use a virtual reference platform as a starting point to eliminate the traditional learning curve associated with using new intellectual property (IP).
Processor models are combined with peripheral models, such as the ARM PL301 and ARM PL190, to form a reference implementation used as a starting point for further platform creation or as a standalone design environment. Software is included with each platform to configure the processor and peripherals and to execute a sample program.
Carbon virtual reference platforms are available today for ARM Cortex A15, ARM Cortex A9, ARM Cortex A8, ARM Cortex R4, ARM Cortex M4, ARM Cortex M3, ARM Cortex M0, ARM 1176, ARM 1136, ARM 968, ARM 946, ARM 926, ARM 7TDMIS, MIPS 34Kc, MIPS M14Kc and MIPS M14K. Additional reference platforms are being added regularly.
Carbon virtual reference platforms are available to Carbon SoCDesigner Plus users at no charge.
Go to the Carbon Design Systems, Inc. website for details.