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Cadence and Wind River 

Partnering to provide a complete embedded system development solution


Overview
 
 
The new Cadence / Wind River System Realization partnership. View the video »

As highlighted in the Cadence Vision Paper EDA360: The Way Forward For Electronic Design, the electronics industry is faced with significant increases in the amount of software in today’s systems, the difficult task of integrating more and more IP into an SoC, and the challenge of integrating embedded software into SoCs.

Cadence is the leader in SoC (HW/SW) integration and verification, and Wind River is the leader in the embedded software market. Wind River provides the Simics virtual prototyping environment for early software development. Cadence and Wind River are collaborating to build a bridge between Simics and the IC verification environment, thus facilitating System Realization and providing a complete embedded system development solution.

The first phase of the integration linked Simics with Cadence Incisive Software Extensions, bringing the metric-driven capabilities of the Cadence Incisive simulation environment to hardware/software co-verification. The second phase of the integration makes it possible to translate Simics models to RTL, where they can be synthesized for implementation or ported to the Palladium XP verification computing platform. The integration also allows co-simulation between the Simics and Palladium XP environments.

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