ArchPro Design Automation, Inc. has released MVSIM, an Electronic Design Automation (EDA) product for verification of power managed designs. The software supports ARM® Intelligent Energy Manager (IEM) technology. MVSIM enables ARM IEM technology users to fully verify their sophisticated voltage control scheme before tapeout. To validate MVSIM’s capabilities with IEM, a reference SoC design using an ARM926EJ-S processor and the ARM Intelligent Energy Controller (IEC) was verified in a joint exercise between ArchPro and ARM. This design applied Adaptive Voltage Scaling, Power Gating and Body Bias. Additionally, MVSIM enables the user to bring any system level architectural decision on voltage scaling into the Register Transfer Level (RTL) and verify it. It works with mainstream simulators like ModelSim (Mentor Graphics Corp.), NC-Sim (Cadence Design Systems, Inc.) and VCS (Synopsys, Inc.) to verify multiple voltages. There is no restriction on how the islands are organized. MVSIM supports any arbitrary partition in the hierarchy, including nested islands and domains.
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