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Accelerating ARM-based Design

The ARM-Mentor partnership combines the extensive system and physical IP of ARM with Mentor's unique position as the only major EDA company with expertise in streamlining embedded software design and enabling rapid design and verification of complex ARM-based SoC designs.


Early Software Bring up

Mentor Embedded delivers a wide range of open source Linux and Nucleus RTOS development tools, operating systems and services supporting ARM devices. We collaborate with many ARM licensees, including TI, Freescale, Atmel, ST Microelectronics, Altera, Xilinx, Samsung and LG.

For example, our JTAG Sourcery Probes provide visibility into and control of on-chip debug features of ARM cores. And we've optimized UI development performance for the ARM® Mali™ GPU, reducing development time from months to days.

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High-productivity SoC Verification

The Mentor Functional Verification platforms, Questa and Veloce, deliver high-productivity verification flows optimized for ARM-based systems. This includes system level modeling and evaluation with Vista, software based SoC Verification with Questa Codelink, Verification IP solutions for AMBA 3 and AMBA 4 and extensive emulation and pre-silicon SW development solutions with Veloce.

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Reusable Manufacturing Test Flow

The Mentor Tessent and ARM reference flow provides a reusable, customizable, repeatable flow for customers using Tessent TestKompress® and ARM processor IP. In addition, Mentor and ARM have jointly developed a new automated memory test and repair solution for ARM embedded memories and processor cores.

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