Cadence supports Intel Itanium 2-based Linux platforms

DQW Bureau
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Cadence Design Systems Inc has announced that it has released key products of

the Cadence Encounter digital IC design platform on Intel Itanium 2-based

systems running the 64-bit Linux operating system. According to the press

release, Cadence has ported its new generation technology products to Intel

Itanium 2-based Linux platforms to offer customers the increased capacity and

higher performance critical for designing the largest and most complex

system-on-chip (SoC) designs in the industry today. This move is part of the

company’s strategy to provide customers with the widest range of options and

operating systems to meet their design needs.

The company claims that Cadence’s new generation technology, combined with

Intel Architecture-based hardware running Linux, delivers significantly better

price and performance than conventional or proprietary UNIX platforms for

Cadence customers. Cadence currently provides 32-bit-enabled products on Linux

for its entire product suite, as well as 64-bit products for all major UNIX

operating systems. By providing its customers with a completely interoperable

design solution–through hardware, operating system and design software–Cadence

customers receive significant acceleration of chip design time, leading to

improvement in time to market.

The Cadence Incisive functional verification and Virtuoso custom design

platforms will also have products available on the Linux-based Intel Itanium 2

processor in 2004.

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