VaST's Latest CoMET6 Delivers Breakthroughs in Performance, Interoperability, and Power; Focused on Performance, Standards-Based Interoperability, and Power Analysis for Multi-Core Design Flows, CoMET6 Boosts Design Team Productivity
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VaST's Latest CoMET6 Delivers Breakthroughs in Performance, Interoperability, and Power; Focused on Performance, Standards-Based Interoperability, and Power Analysis for Multi-Core Design Flows, CoMET6 Boosts Design Team Productivity

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 17, 2006— VaST -- the technology leader in embedded design -- today announced CoMET6, the latest version of its flagship virtual system prototyping solutions. CoMET6 extends VaST's lead in embedded systems design by providing the richest set of product enhancements to date. With CoMET6 designers can accurately analyze and optimize architecture and software for power. CoMET6 also delivers increased run-time performance for multi-core designs, enhanced interoperability and SystemC support, tighter integrations to design implementation and more:

-- Multi-Core Performance Improvement

Multi-core systems on chip (SoCs) are quickly becoming the norm in wireless and consumer applications. In wireless, for instance, the combination of ARM and StarCore processors is very prevalent. CoMET6 features run-time improvements for multi-core design that deliver linear run-time performance vs. the number of cores.

-- Interoperability through Native IEEE 1666 SystemC and OCP-IP TL2

With native support, SystemC functions are executed directly on the CoMET6 simulation kernel, resulting in full OSCI 1666 SystemC compliance and ultra-fast simulation speed. CoMET6 also features direct mapping of OCP-IP TL2 constructs which improves bus communications performance by 4x for models using OCP-P TL2. Together these improvements deliver high performance and standards-based interoperability.

-- Power Analysis

With battery life a critical constraint for consumer and wireless devices, power must be managed at each stage of the design flow. CoMET6 provides a customizable, cycle-accurate, event-based power calculator which enables power analysis and optimization of both the architecture and software.

-- Interoperability through Eclipse Support

CoMET6 features an Eclipse framework. Eclipse, with strategic developers like IBM, Intel, Nokia and Wind River, is quickly becoming the de facto industry standard development platform and framework for embedded system design tools. Through Eclipse, CoMET6 supports customer-developed and third-party Eclipse plug-ins, allowing tighter integrations with customer-specific design tools and flows.

-- Interoperability through HDL Co-Simulation

CoMET6 enables virtual system prototypes to drive hardware implementation and verification through HDL co-simulation. The initial release of CoMET6 supports Mentor Graphics ModelSim(R) VHDL; subsequent releases will support additional simulators such as ModelSim Verilog, Cadence Incisive(TM) HDL Simulator, and Synopsys VCS(R).

-- Virtual Platform Editor (VPE)

CoMET6 features a new platform entry and analysis user interface to speed specification, configuration and debug of the virtual system prototype. VPE is a hierarchical, block-based capability which complements existing tree-, table- and HTML-based interfaces.

-- Linux Support

CoMET6 supports Linux and has the same functionality, look and feel across Windows and Linux, allowing customers to select whichever operating system they prefer.

"CoMET6's mix of high performance, support for standards and interoperability, and new user interfaces enable VaST customers to achieve even greater levels of productivity," said Jeff Roane, VaST's director of marketing.


Developed in close cooperation with market leaders, CoMET6 is currently in beta release, and will be generally available in Q3 2006. VaST will demonstrate CoMET6 in Booth #914 at the 2006 Design Automation Conference in San Francisco.

About VaST

VaST Systems Technology Corporation solutions enable the creation of a virtual system prototype -- a cycle-accurate software model of a system that operates at near real-time speeds under actual software loads. VaST's solutions are OSCI SystemC-compliant and are used for architecture, hardware and software design. VaST solutions dramatically improve time to market and quality while reducing development costs and risk.

Current customers include worldwide leaders in semiconductors, automotive electronics, wireless devices, and consumer electronics. VaST is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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