Through the collaboration of hardware, software, EDA and IP providers, Freescale has delivered a complete silicon platform and comprehensive development platform able to accelerate development of complex ARM-based wireless systems. By enabling parallel development of hardware and software, this integrated development environment helps companies maximize productivity and helps individual engineers complete more exhaustive system verification on schedule.

This article examines Freescale’s combination of sophisticated architecture and comprehensive verification environment, and details how their solution enables system manufacturers to deploy the kind of efficient hardware/software co- development design chain needed to exploit fast-changing market opportunities.

Reprinted in its entirety from ARM IQ Vol. 3, No. 5, 2005