Cadence Design Systems, a global electronic designer, has announced that CSR selected the Cadence Palladium XP verification computing platform for system and early firmware validation of ARM-based automotive infotainment systems-on-chip (SoCs). Using Palladium Hybrid technology, CSR experienced a 200X speed-up for OS bringup, which shaved months off the development cycle.
“For our infotainment system offerings, differentiation using software is key, and pre-silicon OS bringup becomes an important tapeout condition” said Nir Maor, senior director, Architecture & Digital Design at CSR. “Using the Cadence Palladium Hybrid technology, we saw orders of magnitude speed-up for early Linux and Android bringup, allowing efficient pre-silicon software development and testing for our ARM-based SoC.”
Part of the Cadence System Development Suite, the Palladium XP platform is the industry’s first high-performance, special-purpose verification computing platform that unifies simulation acceleration and emulation capabilities in a single environment. For more information on the Palladium XP platform, visit www.cadence.com/news/pxp.