Carbon Design Systems recently released the latest version of SoCDesigner Plus. The new version expands the models eligible to be used with Swap & Play. SoCDesigner Plus automatically supports all fabric and DDRx memory controller components. As a result, many more design teams can boot an operating system in seconds and then debug with 100% accuracy using Swap & Play. Carbon’s newly enhanced Swap & Play support and updated CPAKs are available now for all SoCDesigner Plus users.
Carbon Design Systems and Cadence Design Systems announced the availability of a Carbon Performance Analysis Kit. The CPAK accelerates the intellectual property (IP) benchmark process. The Carbon/Cadence CPAK is available now from Carbon’s IP Exchange web portal. Ported CoreMark benchmarking software is available from coremark.org.
Cadence Design Systems expanded its Flash IP offering to include support for the Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) 3.0 specification. According to Cadence, it is the first company to provide a combined ONFI 3 controller and PHY IP solution. The enhanced Flash IP streamlines SoC and system design while ensuring an optimized ONFI 3 implementation for maximum performance. The Cadence ONFI 3 memory controller and PHY IP are available now. The EDA company is also offering supporting verification IP (VIP) and memory models to ensure successful implementation.
Cadence Design Systems introduced a licensable, wide I/O memory controller core for mobile applications like smartphones and tablets. The new Cadence IP core delivers up to four times the performance of conventional memory interfaces. The wide I/O memory controller and supporting VIP are available now. According to Cadence, the IP is already in use by a high-profile customer on two separate projects.