Carbon Design Systems Strengthens IP Ties With Cadence

ACTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- Dec 04, 2013 -- Carbon Design Systems® (, the leading supplier of virtual platform and secure model solutions, announced today an expanded partnership agreement with Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ: CDNS) ( for intellectual property (IP) and system model creation.

"Our relationship with Carbon enables rapid IP adoption," states Martin Lund, Cadence's senior vice president, IP Group. "Getting our IP integrated more easily into complex system-on-chip designs is a win for design teams because it can further accelerate their time to market. Carbon's accurate virtual prototype models and systems is the means in which to do so."

The goal of the partnership is to expand the value of the distributed models through additional speed enhancements, including Carbon's exclusive Swap & Play technology. This is intended to enable Carbonized models of Cadence IP to integrate fully into Carbon's unified virtual prototype solution and scale from 100s of MIPS performance to 100% accuracy.

Support is available currently for Carbon models and CPAKs that use the Cadence DDR3 memory controller.

As part of the agreement, Cadence and Carbon agreed to make all of Cadence's design IP models available on the Carbon IP Exchange ( web portal. The two companies plan to collaborate to produce additional Carbon Performance Analysis Kits (CPAKs) featuring Cadence IP. These models and CPAKs are intended to accelerate availability of accurate virtual prototypes for architectural analysis, performance optimizations and pre-silicon firmware development.

"Carbon has a long history of successful projects using Cadence's DDR memory controllers and Cadence Tensilica® processors," comments Rick Lucier, Carbon's president and chief executive officer. "Expanding our partnership builds upon this success and meets the rising demand for additional Cadence IP models we're seeing from designers worldwide."


Carbon's expanded portfolio of Cadence design IP is available now on the Carbon IP Exchange ( web portal. Additional models will be released and announced as the Cadence IP portfolio expands. Pricing is available upon request.

New CPAKs will be announced as they are available.

About Carbon Design Systems

Carbon Design Systems offers the industry's only unified virtual prototype solution along with the only solution for accurate IP model creation. Carbon virtual prototypes can execute at hundreds of MIPS and with 100% accuracy to enable application software development, detailed architectural analysis and secure IP model distribution. Carbon's customers are systems, semiconductor, and IP companies that focus on wireless, networking, and consumer electronics. Carbon investors include Samsung Venture Investment Corporation and ARM Holdings. Carbon is headquartered at 125 Nagog Park, Acton, Mass., 01720. Telephone: (978) 264-7300. Facsimile: (978) 264-9990. Email: Website:

Carbon Design Systems is a trademark of Carbon Design Systems Inc. Carbon acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.

Cadence, Tensilica and the Cadence logo are registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information, contact:
Bill Neifert 
Vice President of Business Development 
Carbon Design Systems 
(978) 264-7302 

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Nanette Collins
Public Relations 
Carbon Design Systems
(617) 437-1822

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