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For Immediate Release
PR Dept., Simpod, (408) 330-9300,

Simpod Announces Integration to WindRiver VxWorks and Tornado

Santa Clara California, May 21, 2002 - Simpod Inc., an EDA (Electronic Design Automation) company in the embedded systems verification market, announced that its modeling system, DeskPOD, has now a seamless integration with WindRiver's Tornado and VxWorks.

DeskPOD is used to verify embedded system and ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) 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.

"Our latest integration with VxWorks allows a significant head start for our customers. They can now develop and test their BSPs (Board Support Package) before engaging in actual manufacturing", noted Yiftach Tzori, Simpod's President.

Yiftach also added that one of the major differences between Simpod integration and other solutions offered is that DeskPOD offers a seamless interface to the WindRiver set of development tools. "Doing so", he said, "our customers are using the same software development and debug tools during the whole project life cycle and save themselves both the cost and the learning curve required when using different software packages"

DeskPOD models provide accurate simulation models of silicon devices with higher performance than any full-function software models can provide since they use actual silicon. Models of new devices can be created in a fraction of the time it takes to develop a software model.

In an embedded system project, project managers benefit from a shorter project schedule and lower project cost. Hardware engineers get more accurate verification of the design and true stimuli from accurate models and software engineers have early access to hardware for testing code and uncovering HW/SW interface issues.

About Simpod Inc.
Simpod offers a new generation of high-performance modeling systems for use in the design and verification of digital electronic systems. The Company's technologies are incorporated in the DeskPOD product for use in design and verification of embedded systems and SoC designs. More information about the company and its products can be found at


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