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Nuvoton Accelerates the Development of its MCU Designs with the Cadence Palladium Z1 Enterprise Emulation Platform

Team speeds HW/SW integration and verification of smart home and industrial IC designs with the Cadence Verification Suite

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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) announced that Nuvoton has deployed the Cadence® Palladium® Z1 Enterprise Emulation Platform to accelerate the development of its microcontroller units (MCUs) for industrial and consumer applications. Using the Palladium Z1 platform, Nuvoton achieved faster hardware and software integration, reducing OS boot-up simulation time from four days to just 60 minutes compared to its legacy solution.

The Palladium Z1 Enterprise Emulation Platform is part of the Cadence Verification Suite and supports the company’s Intelligent System DesignTM strategy. The Cadence Verification Suite is comprised of core engines and verification fabric technologies that increase verification throughput and design quality, fulfilling verification requirements for a wide variety of applications and vertical segments. For more information on the updated Palladium Z1 platform, please visit

Nuvoton selected the Palladium Z1 platform to improve system-on-silicon verification, while optimizing hardware and software integration earlier in the verification process. Using the Cadence SpeedBridge® Adapters with the Palladium Z1 platform, Nuvoton performed efficient driver and application-level testing. In addition to the Palladium Z1 platform and SpeedBridge Adapters, Nuvoton deploys multiple solutions from the Cadence Verification Suite, including Cadence XceliumTM Logic Simulation, Verification IP, and the JasperGold® Formal Verification Platform, to improve overall productivity.

“When verifying our MCUs, we must have tools that integrate seamlessly and augment team collaboration,” said Jen-Lieh Lin, Vice President of Nuvoton Microcontroller Application Business Group. “We deployed the Cadence Palladium Z1 platform for its ability to accelerate SoC verification and improve the hardware-software integration of our designs. By combining the Palladium Z1 platform with the other Cadence engines and solutions in the Cadence Verification Suite, we can confidently deliver the highest quality products to market faster.

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