Siemens Adopts CoWare Electronic System Virtualization Solutions for the Development of Industrial Ethernet Components

CoWare Technology and Deployment Services Expertise Used for
Optimized System Architecture and Accelerated Software Development

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 17, 2009 CoWare®, Inc., the leading supplier of Electronic System Virtualization™ software and services, announced today that Siemens is using its Electronic System Virtualization technology to accelerate the development of Siemens’ Industrial Ethernet (PROFINET) Components. Using CoWare Platform Architect and CoWare Virtual Platform, Siemens developed a virtualized model of a PROFINET device. The analysis visibility and debugging control of the virtualized model delivers a more efficient and productive environment over traditional methods for architecture design and software development.

“The use of Ethernet on the factory floor is growing rapidly and results in the need for optimized Ethernet components such as our new PROFINET device,” said Andreas v. Schwerin, Director, Electronic System Simulation, at Siemens in Nuremberg. “Developing the system architecture and the software for these new complex systems requires innovation and new development infrastructure for our development process. CoWare Electronic System Virtualization technologies and services provide us with the right standards-based, full system simulation approach we need.”

Through this development, Siemens integrated CoWare technologies and leveraged CoWare deployment expertise in their development process. CoWare provided:

  • An efficient standards-based creation environment for the virtualized Industrial Ethernet Device;
  • A comprehensive set of analysis and debug tools for optimizing the architecture design and accelerating the software development;
  • Services to support the effective deployment of electronic system virtualization technologies in the development process.

“The increased processing and software content of industrial electronic systems requires industrial companies to innovate in their development process. Siemens demonstrates, with the Industrial Ethernet Device design, that Electronic System Virtualization can effectively be deployed to optimize and accelerate the development,” said Marc Serughetti, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, CoWare. “We are pleased to support the innovation Siemens brings to the industrial automation market with our leading technology and deployment expertise.”

About CoWare

CoWare is the leading global supplier of electronic system virtualization software and services. IP, semiconductor, and electronics companies use CoWare virtualization solutions to design better processor- and software-intensive products faster. CoWare solutions solve the new design challenges associated with platform architecture design, platform verification, application sub-system design, processor design, DSP algorithm design, and software development, and are based on open industry standards including SystemC. These solutions also enable IP and semiconductor companies to implement more effective go-to-market strategies. CoWare’s corporate investors include ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMH)], Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ: CDNS), STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), and Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE). CoWare is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices around the world. For more information about CoWare and its products and services visit

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