Simpod's DeskPOD Adds Support for Processor Cores from MIPS Technologies
Cycle-accurate models for popular MIPS32™ and MIPS64™ cores are available now for embedded system verification
Santa Clara, Calif., January 29, 2001,DesignCon-- Simpod Inc., an EDA company in the embedded systems verification space, today announced that it is introducing its first MIPS Technologies (NASDAQ: MIPS, MIPSB) processor models for use with its DeskPODTM modeling and system verification system. DeskPOD now supports the verification of designs using MIPS32 4Kc™, 4Kp™ and 4Km™ processor cores, and the MIPS64 5Kc™ processor core.
DeskPOD is a desktop system that uses the actual silicon to provide cycle-accurate models for use with Verilog and VHDL simulators. Unlike software models, DeskPOD's modeling capability provides full functionality and software execution capability.
"DeskPOD users continue to demand models that support the most popular processors," noted Jason Andrews, Simpod's vice president of marketing. "We added support for MIPS Technologies, because it is one of the world's leading providers of industry standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and networking applications."
DeskPOD provides a unique HW/SW co-verification solution for MIPS-based™ cores that offers a cycle accurate model that interfaces to the MULTIâ Source-Level Debugger from Green Hills Software, Inc. This combination, along with DeskPOD's patented disengage mode, provides the fastest and most realistic software debugging environment available.
"Time-to-market is essential to the success of our customers," added Brian Knowles, vice president of marketing at MIPS. "Embedded development tools such as DeskPOD are used by product developers to provide early insight into hardware and software interface problems, thereby reducing development risk."
Simpod has become a member of MIPS Technologies' MIPS Alliance Program (MAP). The MAP provides members with broad marketing assistance, such as Internet and traditional marketing and promotional activities as well as sales and technical assistance. MAP also provides technical and development support including a developer's kit with a MIPS-based platform and documentation.
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