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Carbon Design Systems has announced full support for the Fast Models product range from ARM in its SoC Designer virtual platform.

This support will enable users to leverage a single virtual platform environment for every aspect of their development processes.

SoC Designer now enables users to perform tasks ranging from application software development to low-level firmware development and architectural design.

The Fast Models product range includes programmer’s view models for the ARM9, ARM11 and Cortex lines of processors, including the Cortex-A9 MPCore multicore processor.

Fast Model products also include configuration tools that enable the export of ARM processor-based subsystems with OSCI SystemC- and TLM-2.0-compliant interfaces.

The Fast Models range is integrated into SoC Designer using OSCI TLM2.0.

Other models in the system can be modelled using any level of abstraction desired by the user to meet his or her needs.

An application developer can represent the system in high-level, loosely timed TLM2.0 models and create a completely functional system inside of SoC Designer, which executes nearly as fast as the real silicon but with greater visibility.

If greater accuracy is desired, any of the components in the system can be swapped with more accurate models.

These include approximately timed TLM2.0 models or 100 per cent implementation-accurate models compiled from the actual design register transfer level by Carbon Model Studio.

The combination of the advanced capabilities of SoC Designer, the speed of the Fast Models range and the accuracy of the company’s library of implementation-accurate ARM models delivers users a complete solution for modelling ARM technology-based system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

SoC Designer with support for Fast Models is available now to select customers and will be available for general sale in the first quarter of 2010.

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