For Platform-driven ESL Design, CoWare Platform Architect is the SystemC-based graphical environment for capturing the entire product platform and the dash board for initiating the platform analysis functions. Platform Architect speeds the concurrent design of SoCs with embedded software, enabling users to rapidly create and validate SoC designs at the transaction level in SystemC.
Features include support for SystemC transaction-level platform creation, architecture analysis, simulation, and debugging, plus optional integration with 3rd party RTL implementation and verification flows. Architecture exploration is enhanced by dynamic runtime configuration of platform topologies and interconnect parameters without need to recompile, and top-down flow support for AMBA designs, and native support for mixed TLM subsystems based on a foundation of SystemC and TLM industry standards. Together with CoWare Model Designer and the CoWare Model Library, CoWare Platform Architect enables most comprehensive system-level design solution available for SystemC.