|[January 21, 2013]
Mentor Graphics Delivers Emulation Solutions for the Verification of ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore-based Products
WILSONVILLE, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT), a leader in advanced system
verification solutions, today announced a hardware emulation solution
for ARM (News - Alert) Cortex-A9 MPCore processor-based System-on-Chip (SoC) designs.
This new solution, when connected to a Veloce®
emulator, enables designers to test an embedded system containing ARM
Cortex-A9 dual core processors, and accelerate their system-level
verification to significantly increase their overall productivity.
The Mentor® iSolve™
solution for ARM Cortex-A9 dual core designs combines the speed and
accuracy of ARM-certified IP with the visibility and debug capabilities
of the Veloce emulator, delivering solutions for verifying a variety of
applications, such as smart-phones, tablets, and other high-performance
consumer and enterprise products. The solution has a plug-and-play
interface to the Veloce emulator, which provides a cost-effective and
efficientsolution to verify dual core Cortex-A9 embedded systems.
The ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor addresses the needs of users who
require processor products to have flexibility in performance, low
power, and cost efficiency. It uses an architecture that is ideally
suited to addressing the peak performance demands of devices using
multiple applications and complex operating systems, such as mobile
computers and other portable devices, while at the same time offering
reduced power consumption for higher levels of design flexibility.
"We recognize that for designers developing leading-edge products that
embed high-performance ARM processors, they need access to the most
up-to-date verification solutions to help perform the rigorous
pre-silicon testing required for their SoCs," said Eric Selosse, vice
president and general manager, Mentor Emulation Division. "Our
long-standing relationship with ARM enabled us to rapidly create the
iSolve solution for ARM Cortex-A9 dual core, delivering a high-speed and
accurate hardware-assisted solution that addresses the needs of our
customers who face huge challenges to deliver their products on time in
highly competitive markets."
The new iSolve solution can be used with traditional in-circuit
emulation (ICE) or high-performance transaction-based acceleration.
Combined with Veloce2, the latest-generation emulator from Mentor, this
iSolve solution delivers an excellent software and hardware platform for
engineers to verify new and innovative products based on ARM Cortex
The Veloce2 emulator is a high-performance dual-mode
accelerator/emulator, delivering twice the performance and capacity of
previous generations for both transaction-based verification and
traditional in-circuit emulation (ICE). With an extensive portfolio of
vertical market solutions, the Veloce2 emulator is the platform of
choice for networking, wireless, multimedia, storage, and embedded
Pricing and Availability
For product information visit the website at www.mentor.com/med.
About Mentor Graphics (News - Alert)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and
software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and
award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic,
semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company
reported revenues in the last fiscal year of about $1,015 million.
Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road,
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/
(Mentor Graphics, Mentor, and Veloce are registered trademarks and
iSolve is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company
or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their
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