Source: AXYS Design Automation Inc.
Editorial Contact:
Gabriele Collier
AXYS Design Automation, Inc
(650) 526-1403

Modeling platform integrates cycle-callable models for the ARM926EJ-S core with a debugger under the MaxSim™ synchronous multi-core simulation environment

PALO ALTO, Calif., September 10, 2001 – AXYS Design Automation, Inc., today announced the availability of a new modeling platform for System-on-Chip (SoC) designs based on the ARM926EJ-S™ core. The platform enables the fast creation of cycle-accurate multi-core simulation models of SoC designs based on the ARM926EJ-S core.

"ARM sees a strong need for fast and accurate SoC modeling solutions that enable early software development and integration for new generations of ARM Powered® single and multi-core designs," said Duncan Bryan, Modeling Solutions product manager, ARM. "The MaxSim Developer Suite combined with our cycle-callable core models, enables our partners to start software development even before starting the actual chip implementation."

Using the MaxSim Designer block diagram editor, users can easily integrate the ARM926EJ-S core with other models from AXYS Design's MaxLib™ component library, such as DSP cores, or existing C models imported into the MaxSim environment. Once the platform has been adapted towards the specific requirements, SoC architects and embedded software developers can use the MaxSim Control Center to control the simulation of embedded software executing on the new architecture

"We are already working with some of ARM's licensees and are now ready to roll out the platform to a broader audience," said Stefan Tamme, AXYS Design's vice president of marketing and sales.

Pricing and Availability:

Pricing for the complete platform including the cycle-callable ARM926EJ-S models, MaxSim Designer, MaxSim Control Center and the debuggers starts at $18,500 per year for the complete package under a subscription model. Until October-31-2001, a promotional discount will apply.

About MaxSim™ and MaxLib™
The MaxSim™ environment enables fast, cycle-accurate, synchronous simulation of complex SoC designs incorporating multiple processor cores. SoC architects can create virtual prototypes of their designs early in the pre-silicon phase to effectively support the verification and integration of embedded software applications long before tape-out. The MaxLib™ component library contains a growing number of models for processor cores, memories and common peripherals. MaxLib includes verified and approved models for ARM7 and ARM9 processor families, Conexant low Power DSPs, DSP Group Oak, Infineon Carmel DSP, C166S-V2 and TriCore, MIPS32 and MIPS64 architectures and other leading processor cores.

About AXYS Design Automation, Inc.
AXYS Design Automation, Inc. is a provider of fast, accurate, and integrated processor and SoC C/C++ modeling and simulation solutions for the development of high-software content System-on-Chip (SoC) devices. The MaxSimTM environment enables fast, cycle-accurate, synchronous simulation of complex SoC designs incorporating multiple processor cores. MaxCore™ automatically generates cycle-accurate processor models and software development tools from an architectural description in the C-like LISA language. The use of AXYS Design's solutions in the pre-silicon phase substantially shortens the SoC design cycle by enabling early system integration and embedded software development, thus reducing NRE cost and time to market.

AXYS Design's growing MaxLib™ model library includes processors from Conexant Systems (Nasdaq: CNXT), DSP Group (Nasdaq: DSPG), Infineon Technologies (NYSE: IFX, FSE: IFX) and LSI Logic (NYSE: LSI). AXYS Design also offers cycle-callable/cycle-accurate models of the ARM (LSE: ARM, Nasdaq: ARMHY) ARM 7 and ARM 9 architectures and MIPS' MIPS32 and MIPS64 cores. For more information, visit the AXYS Design web site at

MaxSim™, MaxCore™, MaxLib™ and AXYS are trademarks of AXYS Design Automation, Inc.

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