Cadence Live – new products and acquisition announced

At this year’s Cadence Live in Munich, Cadence Design Systems has introduced a new version of its Incisive Enterprise Simulator, with new features that improve the low-power verification productivity of complex SoCs by as much as 30 percent. The 13.1 release of Cadence Incisive Enterprise Simulator addresses low-power verification challenges for advanced modelling, debug, power format support and to provide faster verification for today’s most complex SoCs.

The new features unveiled include the ability to provide simple visualization and interactive debug of both complex text-based power intent standards. Other simulator enhancements include additional SystemVerilog support and faster elaboration to turn around simulation jobs much more quickly. Enhanced support for CPF and newly added support of IEEE 1801 will make these enhancements available to all low-power engineers.

“As power demands grow with chip complexity, new low-power verification capabilities are required to adequately validate designs before they head to implementation,” said Dr. Chi-Ping Hsu, senior vice president, Silicon Realization Group at Cadence. “The latest release of Incisive Enterprise Simulator features new capabilities that ease the challenge of verifying all of today’s power-aware designs.”

Cadence also used the event to announce that it was acquiring the IP business of Evatronix SA SKA, adding to its expanding IP offering. Based in Poland, Evatronix delivers a silicon-proven IP portfolio, which includes certified USB 2.0/3.0, Display, MIPI, and storage controllers, and which are highly complementary to Cadence’s current IP offering.

“The rapid innovations in the mobile, connectivity and cloud markets are driving today’s IP marketplace,” said Martin Lund, senior vice president of research and development, SoC Realization Group. “Evatronix’s IP products will boost Cadence’s offering for these segments, with high quality leading-edge IP that is production-proven.”

The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013, and is not expected to have a material impact on Cadence’s balance sheet or second quarter or fiscal 2013 results of operations.


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