Simpod™ Upgrades Its Modeling Hardware To Improve Embedded System and ASIC Design Verification
Upgrade is result of requests from networking customers who need more capacity and higher performance
DeskPOD II offers 1200 signal pins, improves network performance and software debugging
Santa Clara, California, May 15, 2000 - Simpod Inc., an EDA company in the embedded systems verification market, today announced that it has significantly upgraded its hardware modeling system, DeskPOD™ .
DeskPOD is used to verify embedded system and ASIC designs. Its modeling technology combines the accuracy demanded by hardware engineers with the performance, ease of use and debugging capabilities needed by software engineers. DeskPOD models, including models for microprocessors, are used for logic simulation and for hardware and software (HW/SW) co-verification.
According to Jason Andrews, Simpod's Technical Marketing Manager, "We improved DeskPOD to better address the needs of our customers in the networking applications market. DeskPOD II runs 10 times faster, allows for devices with up to 1200 signal pins and supports software programmable voltages. The increased performance has also enabled support for JTAG debugger connections."
DeskPOD II's New Features
To cope with lower and multiple voltages, DeskPOD II now supports up to 4 independent voltages, up to 1200 signal pins and programmable voltage levels ranging from 1.25 to 5 volts.
Since DeskPOD interfaces with logic simulators and software debuggers over a network, Simpod has improved performance by adding a 100 BaseT interface.
DeskPOD II enhances software debugging with the addition of support for JTAG software debuggers. Andrews noted, "JTAG-based debugging is the least intrusive debugging method and the most popular among software engineers, and now DeskPOD supports JTAG debugging at the speed needed by software engineers."
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