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New application-focused course delivers Doulos SystemC training in the context of CoWare ConvergenSC

June 2004|Press release

Doulos, Europe's leading independent methodology and language training company, and CoWare Inc., the leading supplier of system-level electronic design automation (EDA) software, today announced an agreement to develop and market SystemC training for CoWare tool users in Europe.

SystemC using ConvergenSC is available for delivery through Doulos and CoWare channels. Courses will be held in English, French or German, and can be arranged for onsite delivery at the customer premises or at public course venues across Europe.

"CoWare has built a strong position in the electronic system-level design tool market, with SystemC increasingly being the language of choice for their customers," said Rob Hurley, Business Manager of Doulos. "Integrated methodology training, provided in the context of capable tools like the ones available from CoWare, will ensure mutual customers are fully prepared for real world projects using SystemC."

Based on version 2.0.1 of the SystemC class library, the course delivers a detailed understanding of:

  • the essential C++ skills for SystemC
  • system level modeling
  • bus modeling
  • hardware-software partitioning
  • hardware implementation

Practical exercises set in the context of CoWare ConvergenSC form 50% of class time.

"Knowing the excellent reputation Doulos has within the SystemC community for top quality training, we feel that by working closely with them to develop a course our customers will benefit enormously," said Sylvia Nessan, Partner Manager, CoWare Inc. "The combination of CoWare expertise in ESL tools, alongside Doulos expertise in training is a winning one."

About Doulos

Doulos is the European leader for independent know-how in leading edge methodologies for SoC, FPGA/CPLD and ASIC design. Doulos SystemC training, proven over 4 years of delivery to more than 60 companies worldwide, is recognised as the most mature and application-based available. Doulos in-house expertise supports training and project services in VHDL, Verilog®, SystemCTM, SystemVerilog, Handel-C, Perl, Tcl/Tk, e and design verification. Public courses are delivered in local languages throughout the UK, France and Germany, and onsite courses are delivered worldwide.

About CoWare

CoWare is the leading supplier of system-level electronic design automation (EDA) software tools and services. CoWare offers a comprehensive set of electronic system-level (ESL) tools that enable SoC developers to “differentiate by design” through the creation of system-IP including embedded processors, on-chip buses, and DSP algorithms; the architecture of optimized SoC platforms; and hardware/software co-design. The company’s solutions are based on open industry standards including SystemC. CoWare’s customers are major systems, semiconductor, and IP companies in the market where consumer electronics, computing, and communications converge. CoWare’s corporate investors include ARM Ltd. [(LSE:ARM);(Nasdaq: ARMHY)], Cadence Design Systems (NYSE:CDN), ST Microelectronics (NYSE:STM), and Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE). CoWare is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices around the world. For more information about CoWare and its products and services, visit

For further information, please contact:

Rob Pratt - Tel: +44 1425 471223
Doulos Market Development Manager, Doulos

Jen Bernier - Tel: +1 408 268-8772
Armstrong Kendall, Inc., for CoWare, Inc.

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