Electronics Production | September 18, 2007
CoWare and STMicro collaborates over ESL
CoWare collaborates with STMicroelectronics to Create an Advanced ESL Design Automation Environment for ST's Next Generation Custom Processors.
CoWare, Inc., a supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) software and services, announced it has collaborated with STMicroelectronics to create an advanced ESL design automation environment based on CoWare's Processor Designer and CORXpert Personalization Kit for STMicroelectronics custom processors. STMicroelectronics selected CoWare as a partner for this project because of its experience with CoWare Processor Designer tools. These tools have given STMicroelectronics a boost in productivity that has resulted in faster time-to-market for the company because they cut tool development and verification time. CoWare CORXpert for STMicroelectronics custom processors supports ST's engineers in the creation of their application-specific custom processors because instruction- and cycle-accurate models, as well as RTL, can be easily generated directly from C-code. This cuts down on possible errors that can be incurred in this process when it is done manually.