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About Carbon Design Systems

Carbon Design Systems offers a unified virtual prototype solution along with a solution for accurate IP model creation. Carbon virtual prototypes can execute at hundreds of MIPS and with 100% accuracy to enable application software development, detailed architectural analysis and secure IP model distribution. Carbon's customers are systems, semiconductor, and IP companies that focus on wireless, networking, and consumer electronics.

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125 Nagog Park

Acton, Massachusetts, 01720,

United States


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Carbon Design Systems Patents

Carbon Design Systems has filed 1 patent.

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Computer buses, Block ciphers, Computer memory, Electronic design automation, Parallel computing


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Computer buses, Block ciphers, Computer memory, Electronic design automation, Parallel computing



Latest Carbon Design Systems News

Cambridge News published ARM buys Carbon Design Systems and reveals third quarter profit...

Oct 21, 2015

X Copy link to paste in your message / Comments (0) ARM has acquired a prototyping company which it hopes will help it offer more services to its partners. The Cambridge chip firm has picked up the product portfolio and other business assets of Carbon Design Systems for an undisclosed sum. All Carbon staff will also be transferring to ARM. Carbon is a leading supplier of cycle-accurate virtual prototyping solutions for developers, and ARM believes the combination of its assets and expertise will significantly enhance the company's capability in system-on-chip (SoC) architectural exploration, system analysis and software. It will also enable earlier availability of models for future ARM processors and ARM-based systems, which can be used by ARM development partners. "Early stage virtual prototyping of complex SoCs is now mandatory for leading silicon vendors, as demonstrated by the success of ARM Fast Models," said Hobson Bullman, general manager, development solutions group, ARM. "The integration of Carbon's virtual prototyping products into the ARM portfolio will deliver access to ARM IP earlier in the design cycle. This builds on the current industry leading solutions to enable further design optimization, time-to-market and cost-efficiency gains for our partners. " Related content Ada Lovelace Day: Events highlight role of women in STEM subjects Meanwhile, ARM's third quarter results show a bump in revenue and profit compared to this time last year. Its revenue for the three months to the end of September was £243.1m, up 24% from the same period last year (£195.5m). Pre-tax profits rose 27%, from £101.2m to £128.4m. CEO Simon Segars said: "Q3 has been another strong quarter for royalty revenue growth, driven by premium chip pricing and elevated royalty percentages from recently introduced ARMv8-A based chips. These new chips are now shipping in a wide range of devices including smartphones, enterprise equipment such as base stations and servers, and consumer electronics such as digital TVs. ARM technology is being deployed in an increasingly diverse range of products and markets, from the ubiquitous sensors that will form the Internet of Things, to energy-efficient smartphones, to high-performance servers. With the broadening adoption of ARM technology, we are continuing to invest in developing new products and revenue streams to support long-term growth and returns for shareholders. " Read more of today's latest stories here and don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get the latest news direct to your social media stream. Download our Evening Edition app for the latest news, sport and entertainment news delivered to your phone or tablet at 5pm Monday to Friday. It's in the Google Play store and available for iPhone/iPad in the App Store .

Carbon Design Systems Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Carbon Design Systems founded?

    Carbon Design Systems was founded in 2002.

  • Where is Carbon Design Systems's headquarters?

    Carbon Design Systems's headquarters is located at 125 Nagog Park, Acton.

  • What is Carbon Design Systems's latest funding round?

    Carbon Design Systems's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Carbon Design Systems raise?

    Carbon Design Systems raised a total of $36.87M.

  • Who are the investors of Carbon Design Systems?

    Investors of Carbon Design Systems include Arm, Samsung Ventures, Flagship Pioneering, Commonwealth Capital Ventures and Matrix Partners.

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