Kit accelerates implementation and sign-off

Jon Lawson

Cadence Design Systems has launched a Rapid Adoption Kit (RAK) for the latest ARM Cortex-M23 and M33 embedded processors for the development of secure Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

The kit consists of a complete digital implementation and sign-off flow that designers can utilise to create low-power Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 devices quickly and efficiently to enable early delivery of silicon delivery.

The full-flow digital and signoff reference methodology provides optimal power, performance and area (PPA) by combining the Cadence Genus Synthesis tool, Innovus Implementation System, Quantus QRC Extraction Solution, Tempus Timing Signoff Solution and the Modus Test system.

Fast runtimes and efficient design closure are assisted by the multi-mode, multi-corner RTL-to-GDS flow, including the GigaPlace Engine for power domain-aware placement, the CCOpt Optimizer for low-power clock distribution and Tempus Timing Signoff Solution for final signoff-driven design closure to reduce total power.

“To deliver on the full potential of IoT, we need innovative, secure and optimised embedded solutions that can be rapidly delivered from concept to market,” said Nandan Nayampally, vice president of marketing and strategy in the CPU Group at ARM. “Our new ARM Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 processors are designed to provide a secure, energy-efficient foundation for the most constrained IoT applications. The latest Cadence RAK will support customers using these cores, enabling them to enhance their development environments to quickly differentiate themselves with ultra low-power IoT devices.”