Simpod Delivers a Co-Verification Solution for the Motorola MPC7450 PowerPC™ Microprocessor
SANTA CLARA, California, June 14, 2001 - Simpod Inc., an EDA company in the embedded systems verification space, today announced announced support for the Motorola MPC7450 PowerPC™ microprocessor for use with the Company's DeskPODTM modeling system.
DeskPOD utilizes Motorola MPC7450 silicon to provide a cycle-accurate model for use with Verilog and VHDL simulators and interfaces with the GNU Debugger to provide a software development environment based on simulation netlist. Unlike software models, DeskPOD provides full MPC7450 functionality and complete software execution capability. "Customers are telling us that using bus functional models is just one component of verifying a design connected to the MPC7450 and does not allow them to test a real code on it" said Yiftach Tzori, CTO at Simpod. "This became especially important for multiprocessor designs where cache coherency is the most difficult verification challenge."
"Simpod has extensive experience working with Power PC processors from Motorola, "said Brian Wilkie, corporate vice president and general manager for Motorola's Computing Platform Division. "Their DeskPOD modeling system will help our customers more easily simulate high performance MPC7450 Power PC system designs, resulting in accelerated time to market and enhanced product portfolios".
DeskPOD is used during logic simulation by hardware engineers to verify ASIC and FPGA designs which interface to the MPC7450, and by software for testing system initialization software, diagnostic software and device drivers.
Simpod's MPC7450 model also showcases one of DeskPOD's key technologies, software programmable voltages. The MPC7450 operates with an I/O voltage of 1.8V or 2.5 V. DeskPOD can accommodate devices with voltages as low as 1.25 V and can provide up to four independent voltages that are software programmable.
About the Motorola MPC7450 PowerPC™ Microprocessor
DeskPOD is available now. Models are available for the following PowerPC microprocessors from Motorola: MPC850/60, MPC8260, MPC603e, MPC740/50, MPC7400, MPC7410 and MPC7450.
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