Synopsys Announces Virtualizer Development Kit (VDK) for Freescale's Qorivva MCU Family

 Synopsys Announces Virtualizer Development Kit (VDK) for Freescale's Qorivva
                                  MCU Family

New VDK Enables Automotive Suppliers and OEMs to Start Software Development
Prior to ECU Board Availability

PR Newswire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 29, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


  oNew VDK accelerates software development, system integration and test,
    fault and coverage testing
  oSynopsys® VDK includes virtual prototype of the Freescale® Qorivva®
    MPC5643L MCU, extendable to support all Qorivva MCUs
  oSeamless integration with tools such as Mathworks' Simulink, Synopsys'
    Saber and Vector's CANoe enable development of automotive systems
    supporting ISO 26262
  oPlug-and-play integration with the most popular third-party software
    debuggers allows use of familiar development environments
  oMulti-year agreement with Freescale enables automotive developers to
    access MCU models from Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and
services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today
announced the availability of Synopsys' Virtualizer™ Development Kit (VDK) for
Freescale Semiconductor's Qorivva microcontroller (MCU) family to accelerate
the development of automotive control applications in powertrain/hybrid,
chassis/safety and body electronic control units (ECUs). The VDK for
Freescale's Qorivva MCU family is a software development kit that includes:
virtual prototypes of the Qorivva MCU family; software development tools;
built-in support for integration with Mathworks' Simulink, Synopsys' Saber and
Vector's CANoe simulation tools; and sample code and scripts supporting a
broad range of automotive software development use cases. By using the new VDK
for Qorivva MCUs, automotive engineers can start software development,
integration and test tasks prior to ECU availability, shaving months off
development schedules and increasing the system reliability. Increased fault
and coverage testing in support of the ISO 26262 safety standard is also
achieved through earlier testing with VDKs. The VDK for Freescale's Qorivva
MCU family seamlessly integrates with third- party debuggers and automotive
development tools, allowing software developers to use their familiar
development environment.

VDKs enable automotive developers to start software development before the
physical ECU is available, accelerating the system integration and fault and
coverage testing necessary to address the challenges created by the increasing
software content, system complexity and safety certification requirements in
automotive ECUs. Synopsys' VDK for Freescale's Qorivva MCU family gives
designers full system visibility and control to accelerate the debug, analysis
and testing of software running on Qorivva MCUs, resulting in higher product
quality and containment of rising development costs.

"Our automotive customers are more focused than ever on quality, development
schedules and costs. Virtual prototypes enable them to start their development
earlier as well as improve quality through more and better testing," said Ray
Cornyn, vice president of automotive microcontroller products at Freescale.
"By working closely with Synopsys, we are making it easier for our Qorivva MCU
users to realize the benefits of VDKs for accelerating their systems

The Synopsys VDK for Freescale's Qorivva MCU family includes a reference
virtual prototype for the Qorivva MCU family. This reference virtual prototype
represents a complete microcontroller that includes multiple CPU cores,
timers, memories, communication blocks such as LIN or CAN, and analog and
error control modules to enable immediate deployment. The collaboration
between Synopsys and Freescale gives automotive designers a "one-stop shop"
for virtual prototypes that represent their actual systems. In addition,
designers can easily customize Synopsys' VDKs for device-specific requirements
and to create additional VDKs for other MCUs in the Qorivva MCU family with
the Virtualizer tool set.

"Synopsys' automotive VDKs empower OEMs and tier-one suppliers to enhance
their embedded software development processes by starting earlier, improving
productivity and enabling more and better testing in support of safety
standards such as ISO 26262," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing
for IP and systems at Synopsys. "The Synopsys VDK for Freescale's Qorivva MCU
family was designed to address the unique needs of automotive software
engineers, easily integrating with their existing development environments and
providing all the necessary models and tools to accelerate the development and
debug of embedded software targeted for automotive ECUs."

Availability & Resources
The VDK for Freescale Qorivva MCUs is available immediately from Synopsys.
Learn more about the Freescale VDK:


About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) accelerates innovation in the global electronics
market. As a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor
IP, its software, IP and services help engineers address their design,
verification, system and manufacturing challenges. Since 1986, engineers
around the world have been using Synopsys technology to design and create
billions of chips and systems. Learn more at

Editorial Contacts:
Tess Cahayag
Synopsys, Inc.

Stephen Brennan
MCA, Inc.
650-968-8900, ext.114

SOURCE Synopsys, Inc.

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