industry news
Subscribe Now

Cadence Expands Online Tool Access for ARM DesignStart Customers to Accelerate SoC Design Delivery

Customers can utilize Cadence Hosted Design Solutions to begin development of mixed-signal IoT SoCs

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 20, 2017—Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced expanded support for the enhanced ARM® DesignStart™ program, including the newly added ARM Cortex®-M3 processor and the ARM CoreLink™ SDK-100 System Design Kit, which includes the fully verified CoreLink SSE-050 subsystem, enabling engineers to further accelerate the delivery of mixed-signal internet of things (IoT) designs. The Cadence® Hosted Design Solutions (HDS) design environment provides secure servers, storage, and EDA software accessible from anywhere in the world, incorporating Cadence mixed-signal solutions that have been optimized for use with Cortex-M series processors.

To simplify the customer experience, DesignStart customers can register to gain instant access to evaluate Cadence HDS with a set of mixed-signal solutions for a limited-time trial, with the ability to migrate to a commercial version. During the trial period, customers can experiment with the Cadence toolset via a self-paced tutorial for a sample mixed-signal IoT system-on-chip (SoC) design, incorporating subsystem design files for Cortex-M0 processors accessible under the DesignStart program. For more information on the Cadence support for the ARM DesignStart program and registration information, please visit http://www.cadence.com/go/iotsystemdesign.

Customers who migrate to the commercial HDS environment gain access to the complete portfolio of Cadence mixed-signal design tools. Designers can benefit from the following:
• On-Demand Access to Required Tools: Cadence HDS customers have flexible access to the tools they need, when they need them, through an expense-based on-demand model.
• Proven SoC Design Environment: Cadence HDS offers a proven fully scalable SoC design environment with security, low latency and redundancy.
• Streamlined Deployment: Customers avoid deployment delays and setup costs by using IT and CAD services integral to Cadence HDS.
• IP Access: Customers have access to the necessary Cadence design and verification IP to help accelerate their SoC design and closure.
• Proven Characterization Flow: Cadence HDS offers a proven characterization solution for ARM Artisan® physical IP libraries and memories.
• Design Assistance: To ease the SoC design process, customers have access to proprietary Cadence design and methodology services.

“With the elimination of upfront license fees for the ARM Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors and their subsystems, the enhanced ARM DesignStart program makes it easier for designers to utilize two of the world’s most popular processors and quickly reap the benefits of custom SoCs,” said John Ronco, vice president of marketing, Compute Products Group, ARM. “The combination of instant, free access to these proven, trusted processors, together with Cadence tools, via the “anywhere, anytime” availability that Cadence HDS provides, is a key part of our strategy to make it easier than ever before for our partners to develop their custom SoCs.”


“This new Cadence HDS offering effectively lowers the barriers to entry for start-ups and other companies that are new to creating innovative IoT SoC designs,” said Craig Johnson, vice president, Cloud Solutions at Cadence. “Through our collaboration with ARM, our customers now have a simple path to access a variety of benefits provided by the ARM and Cadence SoC design enablement programs.”

About Cadence

Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company’s System Design Enablement strategy helps customers develop differentiated products—from chips to boards to systems—in mobile, consumer, cloud datacenter, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at cadence.com. ( https://www.cadence.com/ )

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Feb 23, 2018
The IEEE-SA has a policy of keeping standards active by making sure they get a cycle of updates every 10 years. Including Verilog, SystemVerilog has been going on a cycle of updates every 5±1 years since 1995. I wrote here about the updates to 1800-2009 and 1800-2012, and no...
Feb 23, 2018
What is a software GPS, what does it have to do with Tensilica DSP IP, and why would anyone care? To answer that, let's start with a quiz from the transportation industry. How many shipping containers are currently in transit around the world? It turns out that no one kn...
Feb 22, 2018
We’ve spent a good chunk of the last year building a new on-site search experience for Samtec.com. This update continues that trend with our newly released competitor cross reference search addition. Using this feature, you can access competitor cross reference data for...
Jan 19, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the way the world works, opening up countless opportunities in commercial and industrial systems. Applications span diverse markets such as autonomous driving, medical diagnostics, home appliances, industrial automation, adaptive webs...