VaST Systems Creates Virtual Processors for ARM1136, ARM1156, ARM1176

3/2/2006 - VaST Systems Technology Corporation -- powering embedded design innovation -- announced the availability of high-performance, high-accuracy software models of the ARM1136TM, ARM1156TM and ARM1176TM processors. Virtual processor models are at the heart of the VaST virtual system prototype, a very high performance software simulation-based model of a system-on-chip (SoC). VaST virtual system prototypes are used heavily in the wireless, consumer, telecom and automotive industries.

VaST Virtual Processor Models (VPMs) are fast and cycle accurate, running at speeds of up to 200 MIPS on off-the-shelf PCs. A VaST VPM is cycle-, register- and timing-accurate, and configurable, providing an unprecedented ability to observe the behavior of executing software and selected processor internal registers.

"The dominance of ARM® processors in the wireless sector, coupled with VaST's growing customer base in wireless, has produced a large demand for VaST's virtual models of the ARM processor families. We expect to see continued growth in this area," said Alain Labat, VaST president and CEO.

In addition to the ARM7TM, ARM9TM and ARM11TM families of processors, VaST also has modeled a broad selection of other popular processors and DSPs including those from StarCore, MIPS, Renesas, NEC and Toshiba.

About VaST
VaST Systems Technology Corporation tools and models 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. Solutions from VaST are used for architecture analysis and optimization and for the concurrent development of hardware and software. VaST virtual system prototypes 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.

ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. ARM7, ARM9, ARM11, ARM1136, ARM1156 and ARM1176JZ are trademarks of ARM Limited. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; AXYS GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Physical IP, Inc.

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