Cadence Expands Collaboration with ARM to Accelerate Custom SoC and IoT System Designs with Industry's First End-to-End Hosted Design Solution

SAN JOSE, CA -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. unveils the industry's first complete hosted end-to-end solution to enable designers to accelerate their custom SoC and Internet of Things (IoT) design process using ARM Cortex®-M processors. This offering accelerates mixed-signal SoC design for IoT, incorporating the ARM IoT Subsystem for Cortex-M processors and Cadence's interface IP and unified mixed-signal implementation solution, now optimized specifically for Cortex-M cores.

To further lower barriers to innovation, Cadence has also joined the ARM DesignStart™ program to provide tools and IP for designs incorporating the Cortex-M0 processor.

The ARM IoT Subsystem and DesignStart packages provide the most comprehensive solution a designer may need – including tools and IP – to accelerate time-to-silicon for their IoT applications. The combined mixed-signal IoT flow for both the IoT subsystem package and DesignStart are available on the Cadence Hosted Design Solution (HDS), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model which offers quick access to EDA tools, support and methodologies. With this secure solution, users can log in anywhere, anytime and gain access to tools without needing installation or the supporting hardware for it.

Optimizing IoT system design requires a deep understanding of tool flows, methodology, IP, packaging and software. ARM has developed a test chip to showcase this complete IoT implementation using a complete Cadence tool flow, the ARM IoT Subsystem and Cadence IP. The test chip includes processor IP, ARM Artisan® physical IP, wireless connectivity solutions, interface IP, software, design tools (both front- and back-end), optimized design methodology and scripts.

Cadence's mixed-signal solution is production proven and has addressed the needs of the mixed signal design community for over 20 years, delivering thousands of successful tapeouts. The seamless integration of the Virtuoso® custom design platform with the Innovus™ Implementation System, and the Spectre® custom verification platform with the Incisive® Enterprise Simulator provides the basis for ARM-based IoT design and verification.

For more information, visit: http://www.cadence.com/solutions/ms/Pages/Default.aspx
 

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