WILSONVILLE, ORMentor Graphics Corp. has released the first Mentor processor support package for the ARM Cortex-M3 processor, which works with the company’s Seamless tool to expose hardware/software integration errors inherent in processor-based designs.

A Seamless processor support package for the ARM11 MPCore multiprocessor is also available, the company said.

According to Mentor, its processor support packages for the ARM Cortex-M3 processor and the ARM11 MPCore multiprocessor are based on validated models created by ARM and delivered to Mentor with ARM RealView electronic system level application programming interfaces.

"Designers who choose ARM processors typically work on leading-edge applications with tight market windows. For this reason and others, timely EDA support for our processors is one of our key concerns," said Keith Clarke, ARM's vice president of technical marketing.

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