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Date: 11-03-13

ARM Cortex-R7 processor featured kit for real-time embedded apps

Carbon Design Systems has announced its new Carbon Performance Analysis Kit (CPAK) featuring the ARM Cortex-R7 processor. CPAK and model helps in real-time development of embedded systems.

“The breadth of our CPAK offerings continues to grow, as do the applications,” says Joe Tatham, Carbon’s vice president of engineering. “We’re offering a way for architects and engineers to begin early performance and power analysis, reducing the time to market and minimizing the risk of a complete redesign, something every design manager craves.”

CPAK features the Cortex-R7 processor, ARM’s high-performance, dual-core, real-time solution for the most advanced embedded system applications. It also contains models for the ARM PL301 interconnect as well as an ARM PL011 UART to enable serial communications. Bare-metal software is included as well to configure the system, execute example code and demonstrate functionality within minutes of download.
Source code is provided for all software and system components to enable quick and easy customization and optimization. Users of Carbon’s SoCDesigner Plus virtual prototype can compile and configure their own Cortex-R7 model on Carbon IP Exchange to either customize the CPAK or start their own design.
Carbon Design says all virtual models contained in the CPAK are 100% accurate and compiled from register transfer level (RTL) code provided by ARM. Instrumentation has been added to the models to enable interactive software debugging, performance profiling and architectural optimization.

The Cortex-R7 CPAK and model are available now via the Carbon IP Exchange web portal.

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