Mentor Graphics Delivers Emulation Solutions for the Verification of ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore-based Products

  Mentor Graphics Delivers Emulation Solutions for the Verification of ARM
  Cortex-A9 MPCore-based Products

Business Wire

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- January 21, 2013

Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT), a leader in advanced system verification
solutions, today announced a hardware emulation solution for ARM Cortex-A9
MPCore processor-based System-on-Chip (SoC) designs. This new solution, when
connected to a Veloce^® emulator, enables designers to test an embedded system
containing ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processors, and accelerate their
system-level verification to significantly increase their overall

The Mentor® iSolve™ solution for ARM Cortex-A9 dual core designs combines the
speed and accuracy of ARM-certified IP with the visibility and debug
capabilities of the Veloce emulator, delivering solutions for verifying a
variety of applications, such as smart-phones, tablets, and other
high-performance consumer and enterprise products. The solution has a
plug-and-play interface to the Veloce emulator, which provides a
cost-effective and efficient solution to verify dual core Cortex-A9 embedded

The ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor addresses the needs of users who require
processor products to have flexibility in performance, low power, and cost
efficiency. It uses an architecture that is ideally suited to addressing the
peak performance demands of devices using multiple applications and complex
operating systems, such as mobile computers and other portable devices, while
at the same time offering reduced power consumption for higher levels of
design flexibility.

“We recognize that for designers developing leading-edge products that embed
high-performance ARM processors, they need access to the most up-to-date
verification solutions to help perform the rigorous pre-silicon testing
required for their SoCs,” said Eric Selosse, vice president and general
manager, Mentor Emulation Division. “Our long-standing relationship with ARM
enabled us to rapidly create the iSolve solution for ARM Cortex-A9 dual core,
delivering a high-speed and accurate hardware-assisted solution that addresses
the needs of our customers who face huge challenges to deliver their products
on time in highly competitive markets.”

The new iSolve solution can be used with traditional in-circuit emulation
(ICE) or high-performance transaction-based acceleration. Combined with
Veloce2, the latest-generation emulator from Mentor, this iSolve solution
delivers an excellent software and hardware platform for engineers to verify
new and innovative products based on ARM Cortex MPCore-A9 processors.

The Veloce2 emulator is a high-performance dual-mode accelerator/emulator,
delivering twice the performance and capacity of previous generations for both
transaction-based verification and traditional in-circuit emulation (ICE).
With an extensive portfolio of vertical market solutions, the Veloce2 emulator
is the platform of choice for networking, wireless, multimedia, storage, and
embedded systems applications.

Pricing and Availability

For product information visit the website at

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and
software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and
award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic,
semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported
revenues in the last fiscal year of about $1,015 million. Corporate
headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon
97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

(Mentor Graphics, Mentor, and Veloce are registered trademarks and iSolve is a
trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names
are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)


Mentor Graphics
Carole Dunn, 503-685-4716
Mentor Graphics
Sonia Harrison, 503-685-1165
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