CoWare SPW 2010.1 Release

CoWare announced the 2010.1 release of CoWare SPW products. The SPW 2010.1 release advances the LTE (Long Term Evolution) Wireless Reference Library and adds a complete Xilinx implementation flow that includes direct source translation technology from C Data Flow (CDF) into RTL. The CoWare SPW 2010.1 release is available immediately. With this release, CoWare has reverted back to the product’s original SPW name (previously Signal Processing Designer, SPD).

The new Xilinx flow combines SPW hardware implementation technology for RTL generation with Xilinx’s highly-optimized IP components from its ISE flow into one, easy-to-use flow. SPW 2010.1 now also offers direct source translation technology which takes CDF models and translates them to RTL. Using the polymorphism in SPW, this technology allows the user to have floating-point, fixed-point and bit-true cycle-accurate blocks in C++ and synthesizable Verilog/VHDL from a single CDF model, thereby reducing development and verification time dramatically.

The LTE reference library implements reference system simulation models that allow validation and exploration of many different use cases. They span areas that are critical for network operators, handset manufacturers, transceiver and modem semiconductor companies as well as basestation manufacturers.

The current release adds support for the physical random access channel which can generate any preamble at any allowable cyclic shift, calculate the probabilities of detection and miss detection or false alarm in the receiver. It also supports modeling multiple users, which is critical for basestation manufacturers. Models for uplink and downlink control channels allow simulation of all of the encoding and decoding for broadcast, control format indicator, and hybrid ARQ indicator. Through the flexibility of the CoWare SPW CDF infrastructure, customers are already prepared for the exploration of LTE-Advanced, as well. Together with the legacy libraries for 2G and 3G, CoWare SPW also enables overall system integration.

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