Carbon Design Systems Unveils Virtual Prototype Solutions for ARM Cortex-A72

ACTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- May 19, 2015 -- Carbon Design Systems, Inc., the leading supplier of accurate virtual prototype solutions, announced today immediate availability of multiple Carbon Performance Analysis Kits (CPAKs) featuring the ARM® Cortex®-A72 processor core.

In addition, designers can now configure their own implementation accurate virtual model of the Cortex-A72 on Carbon's IP Exchange web portal.

"Our growing portfolio of CPAKs and the new Cortex-A72 virtual model offers designers a wide range of accurate solutions easily downloadable from our system and IP web portals," notes Bill Neifert, Carbon's chief technical officer.

Ten newly released CPAKs featuring the Cortex-A72 are available in numerous configurations, ranging from single processor configurations with an ACE-Lite connection to a four-cluster configuration connected using CHI and an ARM Corelink™ CCN-504. These reference systems contain configuration and benchmark software in source code form to enable productivity within minutes of download. All CPAKs can be modified easily or extended to accurately represent actual system configurations.

"Carbonized IP models, including the ARM Cortex-A72, play a crucial role in the development and validation of our next-generation on-chip interconnect fabric IP," states Dave Parry, vice president of engineering at Arteris, developer of network on chip (NOC) IP. "CPAKs enable us to rapidly validate multiple system configurations and expose problems that would be difficult to find using traditional methods."

Availability and Pricing

CPAKs featuring the ARM Cortex-A72 are available now from Carbon's System Exchange web portal: The Cortex-A72 model is available on Carbon's IP Exchange portal: New CPAKs will be added regularly.

Pricing, available upon request, varies depending upon existing system configuration.

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Carbon Design Systems at DAC

Carbon will demonstrate the ARM Cortex-A72 Processor model and CPAKs during the 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC) in the ARM Connected Community Pavilion (Booth #2414). The DAC exhibit floor will be open Monday, June 8, through Wednesday, June 10, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

More information about DAC can be found at:

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: Website:

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

ARM and AMBA are registered trademarks of ARM Limited.

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

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Nanette Collins
Public Relations 
Carbon Design Systems
(617) 437-1822

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