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Cadence Full-Flow Digital and Signoff Tools and Verification Suite Provide Optimal Results for 7nm Arm Cortex-A76 CPU Designs

SAN JOSE, Calif., 31 May 2018 -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that its full-flow digital and signoff tools and the Cadence® Verification Suite support the new Arm® Cortex®-A76 processor for laptops and smartphones. To accelerate the adoption of Arm’s latest processor, Cadence delivered a new 7nm Rapid Adoption Kit (RAK) to enable customers to improve power, performance, and area (PPA) and speed time to market. Cadence has also worked closely with Arm to ensure that the Cadence Verification Suite improves overall verification productivity for customers using the Cortex-A76.

To learn more about the Cadence full-flow digital and signoff solutions that support

the Cortex-A76, please visit www.cadence.com/go/dsarma76rak. For more information on the Cadence Verification Suite that complements Arm-based designs using the Cortex-A76 processor, please visit www.cadence.com/go/vsuitearma76. A series of seminars will be held during 2018, where customers can learn how to implement Cortex-A76 processors using the Cadence tools. Seminars are being planned in the following locations:

The 7nm RAK includes comprehensive documentation to enable customers to optimize their existing Cadence digital implementation flow using the latest tool features to achieve PPA goals when creating designs using the Cortex-A76 processor. The complete Cadence RTL-to-GDS flow incorporates the following digital and signoff tools:

“The launch of the Cortex-A76 processors enables new opportunities for innovation in laptops, smartphones, and more advanced compute devices with an unprecedented 35 percent leap in year-over-year performance,” said Nandan Nayampally, vice president and general manager, Client Line of Business, Arm. “Through continued engagement with Cadence, we’re providing enhanced development environments that drive differentiation for our customers as they deliver intelligent solutions.”

The Cadence Verification Suite interoperates with the Cortex-A76 processor and includes:

“We’ve worked closely with Arm to ensure that our digital implementation and signoff solutions and the Cadence Verification Suite support the Cortex-A76 processor so customers can create innovative 7nm designs efficiently and with excellent power, performance and area metrics,” said Dr. Chin-Chi Teng, corporate vice president and general manager in the Digital & Signoff Group at Cadence. “The ongoing collaboration with Arm provides designers with confidence that the combination of Cadence and Arm technologies can enable successful projects which can be delivered to market faster.”

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.

Cadence Full-Flow Digital and Signoff Tools and Verification Suite Provide Optimal Results for 7nm Arm Cortex-A76 CPU Designs


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