According to Maged Attia, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Duolog, “Socrates Weaver is proven to significantly reduce SoC integration times by providing a fully automated, robust and reusable IP integration flow.” He goes on to explain, “Traditional attempts to implement automated IP integration flows work fine for well defined bus interface connections but fail to automate all the other connectivity present in an SoC. This results in the continued need for manual or low-level scripted commands. Socrates Weaver provides a complete automated solution for all connectivity types. The result according to Attia: “Socrates Weaver reduces the integration cycle to a few days resulting in a huge time-to-market competitive advantage. Up to now, integrating ARM and/or internal IP into a System on Chip (SoC) required five to eight weeks and up to 12 weeks for complex designs.” See Fig. 1.
SoC development teams at leading consumer electronics, automotive, multimedia and medical device companies have proven Socrates Weaver. Faced with time-constrained next generation design rollouts, they have all enjoyed dramatic reductions in their IP integration flows, some to as little as 2 days.
Designers can integrate IP from any ARM provider or internal resource that uses standard interfaces. The full ARM IP catalogue has been used with Socrates Weaver to create SoC design and verification platforms. Socrates Weaver employs a correct-by-construction methodology resulting in high quality designs that conform to IP-XACT interface definitions. As a result, output from Socrates Weaver can be input into any leading design automation tool.
SoC development teams relish using Socrates Weaver because it eliminates bugs caused by human error and reduces the risk of re-spin. The tool allows a company to rapidly, concurrently and efficiently create a standardized IP repository, enabling large-scale reuse of IP and subsystems. As a result, design teams can accelerate their derivative product development cycles.
Duolog Technologies is a leading developer of EDA tools that address the increasingly complex challenges of IP integration. We enable our customers to deliver integrated systems more quickly and cost effectively than their competitors. Our innovative products and solutions allow for maximum productivity and control throughout the entire SoC lifecycle.
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