SAN JOSE, Calif. Vast Systems Technology Corp. Monday (April 3) announced the availability of a high-performance, high-accuracy Vast virtual processor model (VPM) of StarCore's SC2400 processor.
“The Vast virtual system prototype containing Vast's virtual StarCore model helps our customers tune the SoC [system-on-chip] architecture in which our processor will function,” said Alex Bedarida, StarCore's general manager, in a statement. “The fast simulation-based model of the SoC enables customers to begin software development six to nine months before chip tape-out. This is a huge competitive advantage for customers.”
According to Vast (Sunnyvale, Calif.), its VPMs are fast and cycle-accurate, running at speeds of up to 200 MIPS on off-the-shelf PCs. The VPMs are configurable and provide the ability to observe the behavior of executing software and selected processor internal registers, the company said. The SC2400 represents the third StarCore processor modeled by Vast, following the SC1200 and SC1400, Vast said.
Vast plans to demonstrate its newest tools and library of VPMs in booth No. 330 at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley at the McEnery Convention Center here, April 3-7.