Carbon Design Systems and Breker Partner to Deliver Software-Driven Verification Solutions

Integrated Solution Enables Early Detection, Resolution of Critical System Issues

ACTON, MASS. –– October 7, 2014–– Carbon Design Systems, Inc., the leading supplier of accurate virtual prototype solutions, and Breker Verification Systems,the System-on-Chip (SoC) Verification Company, today announced availability of Carbon Performance Analysis Kits (CPAKs) pre-loaded with embedded system verification software and a direct link to Breker’s TrekSoC™ visualization environment. 

The joint solution will enable virtual prototype users to validate the functionality and architectural features of their system-on-chip (SoC) designsusing self-verifying, system-level software test cases. 

As one element of the partnership, Breker will publish CPAKs containing the embedded tests and TrekSoC integration on Carbon’s System Exchange web portal. Engineers will be able to quickly modify or extend this design to model the behavior of their own SoC.  The system tests generated by TrekSoC enable verification of critical system-level issues such as cache coherency, intellectual property (IP) integration, data ordering, multiple CPU interactions, and other issues typically found later in the design cycle when they are more difficult to address.

 “System-level verification is a crucial part of the design flow,” states Adnan Hamid, chief executive officer at Breker. “Carbon’s CPAKs are an ideal platform to run our tests since they get designers up and running quickly and have the debuggability and 100% accuracy needed to identify system-level issues early in the design cycle.”

“Since our CPAKs contain 100% accurate virtual models, they are the ideal platform to perform software-driven verification,” adds Bill Neifert, chief technical officer at Carbon.  “Working together with Breker enables us to get architects and designers quickly and truly verifying the crucial system-level characteristics of their designs.”

Availability and Pricing

A CPAK featuring the ARM Cortex-A15 preloaded with Breker’s TrekSoC SoC verification software and a TrekSoC link is available now from Carbon’s IP Exchange web portal.  Additional CPAKs are under development. For the most up-to-date list, consult the Carbon System Exchange web portal found at,

Pricing is available upon request.

About Breker Verification Systems

Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software company  Breker Verification Systems provides innovative solutions to solve the challenge of complex system-on-chip (SoC) functional verification and eliminate the pervasive "Stitch and Ship" SoC design approach. Its TrekSoC™ software and unique SoC scenario-modeling™ approach are used in production at leading semiconductor companies in the U.S., Europe and India. Founded in 2003, it is privately held and funded. Breker Verification Systems corporate headquarters is located at 1879 Lundy Ave., Suite 126, San Jose, Calif. 95131 Telephone: (650) 336-8872. Email: Email Contact. Website:

 About Carbon Design Systems

Carbon Design Systems’ solutions enable virtual prototype productivity within minutes of download. Carbon virtual prototypes can execute at hundreds of MIPS and with 100% accuracy to enable software optimization and performance analysis as well as firmware and driver development. 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:


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Carbon Design Systems
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