SAN JOSE, USA: Cadence Design Systems Inc. announced that ARM utilized Cadence Palladium Hybrid technology and ARM Fast Models to achieve a 50X faster OS boot-up during the development of its ARM Mali-T760 GPU.
Compared to the previous emulation only solution, this resulted in up to 10X speed-up of overall hardware-software testing. This increased speed reduced ARM's time from OS boot-up to test from hours to minutes, improving turnaround time and system quality.
"Early hardware-software co-development is critical in the design process for advanced, highly integrated projects," said Hobson Bullman, GM, development solutions group, ARM. "By using Cadence Palladium Hybrid technology to combine ARM Mali-T760 emulation with ARM Fast Models, we reduced the OS boot-up time, allowing us to run more extensive system-level software workloads and improve product quality."
Part of the Cadence System Development Suite, the Palladium XP platform is the industry's first high-performance, special-purpose verification computing platform that unifies best-in-class simulation acceleration and emulation capabilities in a single environment. Palladium Hybrid technology was introduced in September 2013 and is currently available in production.