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REMINDER: Carbon Expands Embedded Systems Offerings

ACTON, MA--(Marketwire - Mar 11, 2013) - Carbon Design Systems® Inc. (www.carbondesignsystems.com) announced today that its newest Carbon Performance Analysis Kit (CPAK™) featuring the ARM® Cortex™-R7 processor is available for download from the Carbon IP Exchange web portal (www.carbonipexchange.com).

Previously available to strategic partners in Carbon's R7 early access program, the CPAK and model are now available for all users of its SoCDesigner Plus, enabling real-time development of embedded systems.

"The breadth of our CPAK offerings continues to grow, as do the applications," says Joe Tatham, Carbon's vice president of engineering. "We're offering a way for architects and engineers to begin early performance and power analysis, reducing the time to market and minimizing the risk of a complete redesign, something every design manager craves."

About the System

Carbon CPAKs enable performance analysis, pre-silicon software development and accurate system benchmarking. The newly announced CPAK features the Cortex-R7 processor, ARM's high-performance, dual-core, real-time solution for the most advanced embedded applications.

In addition, it also contains models for the ARM PL301 interconnect as well as an ARM PL011 UART to enable serial communications. Bare-metal software is included as well to configure the system, execute example code and demonstrate functionality within minutes of download. 

Source code is provided for all software and system components to enable quick and easy customization and optimization. Users of Carbon's SoCDesigner Plus virtual prototype can compile and configure their own Cortex-R7 model on Carbon IP Exchange to either customize the CPAK or start their own design. 

All virtual models contained in the CPAK are 100% accurate and compiled from register transfer level (RTL) code provided by ARM. Instrumentation has been added to the models to enable interactive software debugging, performance profiling and architectural optimization.

Carbon will demonstrate its system-level virtual prototype solutions, including CPAKs during CDNLive Silicon Valley, the Cadence User Group, Tuesday, March 12, from noon to 7:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif.


The Cortex-R7 CPAK and model are available now via the Carbon IP Exchange web portal. Pricing is available upon request.

About Carbon Design Systems

Carbon Design Systems offers the industry's only unified virtual prototype solution along with the leading solution for accurate IP model creation. Carbon virtual prototypes can execute at hundreds of MIPS and with 100% accuracy to enable application software development, detailed architectural analysis and secure IP model distribution. Carbon's customers are systems, semiconductor, and IP companies that focus on wireless, networking, and consumer electronics. Carbon investors include Samsung Venture Investment Corporation and ARM Holdings. Carbon is headquartered at 125 Nagog Park, Acton, Mass., 01720. Telephone: (978) 264-7300. Facsimile: (978) 264-9990. Email: info@carbondesignsystems.com. Website: www.carbondesignsystems.com.

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