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Cadence Full-Flow Digital and Signoff and Verification Suite Optimized to Support Arm Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 CPUs and Arm Mali-G72 GPU


SAN JOSE, Calif. , Aug. 07, 2017 – Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that its full-flow digital and signoff tools and the Cadence® Verification Suite have been optimized to support Arm® Cortex®-A75 and Cortex-A55 CPUs, based on Arm DynamIQ™ technology, and the Arm Mali-G72 GPU, the latest offerings from Arm for premium mobile, machine learning, and consumer devices. To accelerate the adoption of Arm's latest processors, Cadence delivered new 7nm-ready Rapid Adoption Kits (RAKs) for the Cortex-A75 and the Cortex-A55 CPUs, which include the DynamIQ Shared Unit (DSU) that provides a shared level 3 cache between the CPUs, and a 7nm-ready RAK for the Mali-G72 GPU.

Customers are already using the complete digital and signoff flow and the Cadence Verification Suite to tape out complex systems-on-chip (SoCs) containing the latest Arm Cortex and Mali processors. To learn more about the Cadence full-flow digital and signoff solutions that support the Cortex-A75, Cortex-A55, and Mali-G72 processors, please visit www.cadence.com/go/dandsarmraks7nm. For more information on the Cadence Verification Suite that enables Arm-based designs using the Cortex-A75, Cortex-A55 and Mali-G72 processors, please visit www.cadence.com/go/vsuitearm7nm.

The Cadence RAKs accelerate physical implementation, signoff, and verification of 7nm designs, allowing designers to deliver mobile and consumer devices to market faster. With the delivery of the new RAKs, Cadence is also providing specialized technical support for Arm IP implementation based on the deep collaboration between Arm and Cadence over many years.

The Cadence digital and signoff tools have been configured to provide optimal power, performance and area (PPA) results using the RAKs, which include scripts, an example floorplan, and documentation for Arm's 7nm IP libraries. The comprehensive Cadence RTL-to-GDS flow incorporates the following digital and signoff tools in the RAKs:

"The Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 CPUs deliver distributed intelligence from edge-to-cloud, and pairing them with the Mali-G72 GPU enables consumers to experience stunning graphics efficiently across multiple devices," said Nandan Nayampally, vice president and general manager, Compute Products Group, Arm. "By continuing to collaborate with Cadence on the delivery of new digital implementation and signoff RAKs along with optimization of the Cadence Verification Suite, our mutual customers can quickly integrate and augment their differentiated solutions for next-generation devices."

The Cadence Verification Suite that has also been optimized for Arm-based designs includes:

"We worked closely with Arm to optimize our advanced digital implementation and signoff solutions and our verification solutions for the new Arm CPUs and GPU so our customers can efficiently create 7nm mobile and consumer designs," said Dr. Anirudh Devgan, executive vice president and general manager of the Digital & Signoff Group and the System & Verification Group at Cadence. "Designers using the RAKs and the Cadence Verification Suite can benefit from improved PPA and reduced project times, while creating the most advanced Arm-based products."

About Cadence

Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence® software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company's System Design Enablement strategy helps customers develop differentiated products-from chips to boards to systems-in mobile, consumer, cloud datacenter, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is listed as one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at www.cadence.com.

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