ARM and Carbon Expand Partnership to Include Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 Processors, CoreLink System IP

ACTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- May 31, 2013 -- Carbon Design Systems® ( www.carbondesignsystems.com) announced today support for the latest ARM technology, and that it will create and deliver virtual models for the ARM® Cortex®-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors, as well as CoreLink™ CCN-504 system intellectual property (IP).

The models will enable architectural optimization, system performance analysis and pre-silicon software development.

About the Partnership
As part of the long-standing agreement, ARM will supply Carbon with register transfer level (RTL) and ARM Fast Models for its recently announced Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors, as well as the CoreLink CCN-504 cache coherent network. Carbon already supports the Mali-T628 GPU. Carbon will use the technology to deliver 100% accurate virtual models, as well as Carbon Performance Analysis Kits (CPAKs) capable of booting Android or Linux in seconds, while enabling a swap to a 100% accurate model at any breakpoint. All models and CPAKs will be available exclusively from Carbon's IP Exchange web portal ( www.carbonipexchange.com)

Enabling a New Generation of Designs
"Designers using ARM Cortex-A50 series processors, CoreLink System IP and Mali GPUs, need high quality models to optimize their chips for lower risk and faster time to market," said John Cornish, executive vice president and general manager, System Design Division, ARM. "Accurate models from Carbon will help enable companies to deliver high-performance, low-power systems including servers and leading-edge mobile computing devices."

"Working together with ARM, we have enabled companies to ship billions of ARM Powered® devices," added Rick Lucier, president and CEO at Carbon. "With this partnership expansion, Carbon is enabling new generations of designs to be refined, optimized and integrated well in advance of silicon."

Availability
100% accurate models of the ARM Cortex-A57 processor and Mali-T628 GPU are available today from Carbon's IP Exchange web portal for select early access partners. A CPAK for the Cortex-A57 processor is also available, which includes a CoreLink CCI-400 and bare metal initialization software to further accelerate integration efforts.

Additional models and CPAKs including support for big.LITTLE™ processing, with the Cortex-A53 processor and CoreLink CCN-504 as well as Linux, will be available over the coming months. Users can be informed of availability automatically by subscribing to the desired model at Carbon IP Exchange.

Carbon will exhibit in the ARM Connected Community® Pavilion Booth (#921) at the 50th Design Automation Conference ( www.dac.com) Monday, June 3, through Wednesday, June 5, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. It will demonstrate the ARM Cortex A-Series processor CPAK with reference hardware and software designs, and analysis and debug software for Cortex-A57, Cortex-A15, Cortex-A9 and Cortex-A7 cores, and the ARM big.LITTLE subsystem.

About Carbon Design Systems
Carbon Design Systems offers the industry's only unified virtual prototype solution along with the leading solution for accurate IP model creation. Carbon virtual prototypes can execute at hundreds of MIPS and with 100% accuracy to enable application software development, detailed architectural analysis and secure IP model distribution. Carbon's customers are systems, semiconductor, and IP companies that focus on wireless, networking, and consumer electronics. Carbon investors include Samsung Venture Investment Corporation and ARM Holdings. Carbon is headquartered at 125 Nagog Park, Acton, Mass., 01720. Telephone: (978) 264-7300. Facsimile:(978) 264-9990. Email: Email Contact. Website: www.carbondesignsystems.com

Carbon Design Systems is a trademark of Carbon Design Systems Inc. Carbon acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.

ARM and Cortex are registered trademarks, and big.LITTLE, CoreLink, and Mali are trademarks of ARM.

For more information, contact:
Bill Neifert
VP Business Development
Carbon Design Systems
(978) 264-7302

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