Synopsys introduced PrimeTime 2009.12 static timing and signal integrity (SI) analysis tool. The latest version of PrimeTime features threaded multicore processing and speeds timing signoff by 2x. Synopsys’ PrimeTime 2009.12 tool enables design teams to achieve optimal runtime performance across heterogeneous multicore compute environments by utilizing distributed and threaded multicore processing in tandem.
CriticalBlue has joined the MontaVista Software’s partner program and will make their Prism product available on MontaVista Linux 6 and Montavista Linux Carrier Grade Edition products. According to MontaVista Software, by combining CriticalBlue’s Prism solution, MontaVista Linux, and MontaVista DevRocket, engineers will benefit from the most advanced multicore integrated development environment available for embedded Linux. Prism is available today for ARM and MIPS cores with several other leading multicore processor architectures coming in Q1 2010.
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.