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News Release from: ARM | Subject: ARM926EJ-S and ARM946E-S
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 24 February 2004

Cores are ready for Magma reference implementation

Magma Design Automation and ARM have developed a reference methodology for RTL-to-GDSII implementation of SoCs that include cores from the ARM9E family of microprocessors.

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Magma Design Automation and ARM have developed a reference methodology for RTL-to-GDSII implementation of SoCs that include cores from the ARM9E family of microprocessors. The methodology is based on Magma's Blast Create, Blast Fusion and Blast Noise products, providing integrated RTL-to-GDSII flow that addresses logic, timing, physical and electrical effects while implementing the ARM IP. With the completion of the reference flow methodology, the ARM926EJ-S core and the ARM946E-S core are now verified as "Magma-ready" IP.

Results of the verification process show that ARM9E family microprocessors can be implemented in the integrated Magma environment in just 12h.

"Our work with Magma underscores our mission to provide easy integration of our IP with the Industry tools chains used by our partners", said Phil Watson, Implementation Methodology Manager at ARM.

"We are committed to working with our mutual customers to extend this flow".

"With this simple and straightforward reference flow, ARM and Magma provide users with a fast and predictable method to assist nanometer design success", said Michael Ma, Vice President of Business Development for Magma.

"We will be continuing our work with ARM to provide our mutual customers with industry-leading microprocessor cores and proven design methodologies that accelerate SoC design".

The ARM-Magma RTL-to-GDSII reference methodology provides implementation guidelines for ARM partners who use the Magma tool platform.

This methodology uses all the Magma technologies, including Blast Create, Blast Rail, Blast Noise, Blast Fusion APX.

It includes documentation, scripts and design guidelines and is available now from Magma Design Automation.

ARM-Magma Reference Methodology support for all other ARM soft cores will be provided in the future.

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