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.
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.