CSR Selects Cadence Palladium XP Platform for Development of ARM-based Automotive Infotainment Systems
SAN JOSE, Calif., 20 May 2014

Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) selected the Cadence® Palladium® XP verification computing platform for system and early firmware validation of ARM®-based automotive infotainment systems-on-chip (SoCs). Using Palladium Hybrid technology, CSR experienced a 200X speed-up for OS bringup, which shaved months off the development cycle.

“For our market-leading infotainment system offerings, differentiation using software is key, and pre-silicon OS bringup becomes an important tapeout condition” said Nir Maor, senior director, Architecture & Digital Design at CSR. “Using the Cadence Palladium Hybrid technology, we saw orders of magnitude speed-up for early Linux and Android bringup, allowing efficient pre-silicon software development and testing for our ARM-based SoC.”

Part of the Cadence System Development Suite, the Palladium XP platform is the industry’s first high-performance, special-purpose verification computing platform that unifies best-in-class simulation acceleration and emulation capabilities in a single environment. For more information on the Palladium XP platform, visit www.cadence.com/news/pxp.

About CSR
CSR solves the challenges and delivers the core innovations that enable our customers to win in the global consumer electronics market. Our passionate technologists develop enhanced silicon, software and services with a focus on Voice & Music, Document Imaging, Automotive Infotainment, Bluetooth® Smart and Indoor Location. We partner with leading customers across the globe and deliver integrated and differentiated technology platforms to help them turn their great ideas into market-leading products. For more information, visit www.csr.com

About Cadence
Cadence (NASDAQ: CDNS) enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available here.

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