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ARM RealView Model Library Incorporates StarCore IP


ARM and StarCore collaborate to offer StarCore models fully interoperable with RealView SoC Designer

CAMBRIDGE, UK – March 27, 2006 - ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] today announced that it has collaborated with StarCore™ to create simulation models for StarCore’s SC1000 and SC2000 family of processors and associated peripherals that are fully interoperable with the ARM® RealView® SoC Designer ESL toolset. These processor and peripheral models are now offered in the RealView StarCore Model Library.

ARM offers RealView Model Libraries, which incorporate MaxLib® technology, for ARM processors and sub-system components, as well as IP models from StarCore, CEVA, LSI Logic, and MIPS. These models are used with the RealView SoC Designer for architectural exploration and system simulation to create and exercise virtual platforms. System and hardware architects use SoC Designer’s cycle accurate and on-the-fly debugging and profiling capabilities to quickly and accurately pinpoint the optimum architecture, especially of heterogeneous multi-core designs.

ARM and StarCore utilized the RealView ESL API transaction-level model interfaces to ensure the StarCore models achieved the highest level of interoperability with the RealView tools. The RealView ESL APIs are the industry’s first comprehensive and openly-available family of IP model interfaces for plug-and-play SystemC simulation that includes advanced model debug and profiling features.

“The integration of the StarCore models into ARM’s RealView ESL development environment provides silicon designers with a seamless solution for StarCore system development,” said Alex Bedarida, general manager, StarCore. “Having the SC1000 and SC2000 processor and sub-system family models available for use with SoC Designer gives our customers a significant competitive advantage, both in product quality and time to market.”

“As customer design efforts focus more on systems combining IP from multiple vendors, ARM will continue to deliver best-in-class ESL design tools that make those designs commercially viable,” said Bryn Parry, general manager, Development Systems, ARM. “This collaboration with StarCore demonstrates ARM’s commitment to providing the best ARM and StarCore technologies to our customers.”

The simulation models for StarCore’s SC1000 and SC2000 family of processor cores and associated peripherals will be available in ARM’s RealView Model Library during Q3 2006. Evaluation copies are available now from ARM.

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