CoWare’s SystemC-based software development solution now supports Fast Models from ARM for Cortex-A5 and Cortex-M4 processor IP. The CoWare software development solutions already include support for Fast Models from ARM for the Cortex-A9, Cortex-A8, Cortex-R4 and Cortex-M3 processors. The ARM Cortex IA Model Integration Library to enable usage of Cortex-A5, Cortex-A8, Cortex-A9, Cortex-R4, Cortex M3 and Cortex-M4 Fast Models from ARM in CoWare Virtual Platform and CoWare Platform Architect is available from CoWare now.
The ARM Cortex-A5 MPCore processor is a small, lowest power ARM multicore processor capable of delivering the Internet. The Cortex-A5 processor is available as an extremely area- and power-efficient uniprocessor or up to a 4x multicore processor. The processor is ideal for ultra low cost handsets, feature phones, smart mobile devices, pervasive embedded devices, consumer devices, and industrial devices. The Cortex-A5 processor is now available for general licensing and will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2009.