IBM Selects Simutech's eValab IP Services for On-line Evaluation of Its PowerPC Core

Static Evaluation Via Design & Reuse Catalog Combined With Dynamic Evaluation

For Unique Depth of Capability



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Simutech

    SAN FRANCISCO, Embedded Systems Conference, April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 Simutech has announced that its eValab(TM) IP Services can now be used
 interactively to assess the unique capabilities of the IBM PowerPC Core.  IBM
 is working with Design & Reuse (D&R), a web based IP catalog provider to
 communicate all static information about the core.  Through the same site,
 designers can move to real PowerPC silicon hosted on Simutech's eValab
 Platform for dynamic evaluation.  The standalone PowerPC evaluation is the
 first phase of a multi-phase program that will ultimately allow users to
 interact with IBM's market leading CoreConnect bus architecture and multi-IP
 solutions based on this emerging industry standard.
     The PowerPC core evaluation will support both pre-defined software
 libraries for evaluation of typical PowerPC applications, and, in the future,
 support evaluation with user code that can be uploaded over the web.  The
 silicon model utilizes a standard PowerPC evaluation board connected to
 Simutech eValab Platform and CoreBoards.  A custom browser based interface
 will allow users to access real PowerPC silicon from behind a firewall, and
 without the need to learn a new tool.  Users will be able to run the PowerPC
 at real time speeds and view statistics of code runs for in-depth analysis and
 first level qualification.
     "Simutech's eValab IP services provides IBM's PowerPC customers rapid
 access to customer specific information and interactivity never thought
 possible," stated Doug Fairbairn, CEO, Simutech.  "By offering a secure
 environment that is available around the clock, we are enabling our customers
 to dramatically speed up the front end of the design cycle."
 
     IBM Connects PowerPC to SoC Designers
     The first interactive evaluation scenario supports user-specific
 configurations and data sets for network processing software applications
 running on the PowerPC.  The scenario is entirely accessible through an
 Internet browser and produces a performance report and results specific to the
 user's configuration.  Future scenarios will enable designers to vary IP
 around the CoreConnect bus, while varying software configurations.  The
 scenarios will provide the basis for IP consumers to easily assess function,
 quality, and architectural characteristics of IBM's PowerPC as well as
 increase their confidence in the PowerPC in a variety of application areas.
     "IBM has been a leader in recognizing that online evaluation and
 qualification is critical to the ultimate confidence, predictability, and
 success of SoC designs," stated Dan Yoder, general manager of Simutech's
 Technical Sales Automation business unit.  "With its unique, Internet enabled,
 reconfigurable prototyping technology, Simutech is providing designers
 interactive access to state of the art PowerPC silicon, running in real time,
 from any desktop."
 
     Availability
     PowerPC evaluation scenarios are currently in the beta stage.  Global
 online availability is scheduled for late Q2 of 2001.  For more information,
 contact info@simutech.com or contact Simutech direct at 408-467-1537.  For
 International inquiries, please contact 44-1506-468-102.
 
     About Simutech
     Simutech's customers include leading electronics systems, semiconductor,
 and IP companies.  Simutech's products enable web based technical component
 evaluation, hardware-software co-development, and full SoC verification.
     Note:  Simutech, eValab, RAVE, the Simutech logo, and other Simutech TM
 are registered trademarks of Simutech.  All other trademarks are property of
 their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Simutech
    SAN FRANCISCO, Embedded Systems Conference, April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 Simutech has announced that its eValab(TM) IP Services can now be used
 interactively to assess the unique capabilities of the IBM PowerPC Core.  IBM
 is working with Design & Reuse (D&R), a web based IP catalog provider to
 communicate all static information about the core.  Through the same site,
 designers can move to real PowerPC silicon hosted on Simutech's eValab
 Platform for dynamic evaluation.  The standalone PowerPC evaluation is the
 first phase of a multi-phase program that will ultimately allow users to
 interact with IBM's market leading CoreConnect bus architecture and multi-IP
 solutions based on this emerging industry standard.
     The PowerPC core evaluation will support both pre-defined software
 libraries for evaluation of typical PowerPC applications, and, in the future,
 support evaluation with user code that can be uploaded over the web.  The
 silicon model utilizes a standard PowerPC evaluation board connected to
 Simutech eValab Platform and CoreBoards.  A custom browser based interface
 will allow users to access real PowerPC silicon from behind a firewall, and
 without the need to learn a new tool.  Users will be able to run the PowerPC
 at real time speeds and view statistics of code runs for in-depth analysis and
 first level qualification.
     "Simutech's eValab IP services provides IBM's PowerPC customers rapid
 access to customer specific information and interactivity never thought
 possible," stated Doug Fairbairn, CEO, Simutech.  "By offering a secure
 environment that is available around the clock, we are enabling our customers
 to dramatically speed up the front end of the design cycle."
 
     IBM Connects PowerPC to SoC Designers
     The first interactive evaluation scenario supports user-specific
 configurations and data sets for network processing software applications
 running on the PowerPC.  The scenario is entirely accessible through an
 Internet browser and produces a performance report and results specific to the
 user's configuration.  Future scenarios will enable designers to vary IP
 around the CoreConnect bus, while varying software configurations.  The
 scenarios will provide the basis for IP consumers to easily assess function,
 quality, and architectural characteristics of IBM's PowerPC as well as
 increase their confidence in the PowerPC in a variety of application areas.
     "IBM has been a leader in recognizing that online evaluation and
 qualification is critical to the ultimate confidence, predictability, and
 success of SoC designs," stated Dan Yoder, general manager of Simutech's
 Technical Sales Automation business unit.  "With its unique, Internet enabled,
 reconfigurable prototyping technology, Simutech is providing designers
 interactive access to state of the art PowerPC silicon, running in real time,
 from any desktop."
 
     Availability
     PowerPC evaluation scenarios are currently in the beta stage.  Global
 online availability is scheduled for late Q2 of 2001.  For more information,
 contact info@simutech.com or contact Simutech direct at 408-467-1537.  For
 International inquiries, please contact 44-1506-468-102.
 
     About Simutech
     Simutech's customers include leading electronics systems, semiconductor,
 and IP companies.  Simutech's products enable web based technical component
 evaluation, hardware-software co-development, and full SoC verification.
     Note:  Simutech, eValab, RAVE, the Simutech logo, and other Simutech TM
 are registered trademarks of Simutech.  All other trademarks are property of
 their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Simutech