Cadence and NetSpeed Collaborate to Optimize Advanced Automotive SoC Designs
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS) and NetSpeed Systems Inc. announced today a collaboration that enables highly optimized and validated interconnect IP solutions for customers developing advanced SoCs for AI and autonomous driving applications. Cadence’s Interconnect Workbench will now include support for performance analysis of NetSpeed IP to give customers a faster and easier way to configure their IP and optimize their SoCs to meet performance requirements.
As ADAS technology matures, manufacturers are extending their focus beyond sensor technology and looking to bring more AI capability onboard. There is a growing realization that key AI functions need to reside on the vehicle platform. This is because it is too risky to have to depend on the availability of a network connection and uninterrupted access to services on the cloud for mission-critical capabilities.
“The development of advanced driver-assistance systems puts intense pressure on designers to meet the increasing demand for high performance in-vehicle computation,” said Mike Demler, senior analyst at the Linley Group. “To meet these requirements, emerging SoC designs must combine real-time processing with machine learning accelerators running complex AI algorithms, which requires the implementation of high-performance heterogeneous architectures.”
“The problem is that heterogeneous platform designs are far more complex than multicore implementations due to the need to balance diverse processing and traffic needs,” said Sundari Mitra, NetSpeed’s CEO. “At NetSpeed we are using algorithmic methods and applying machine learning technology to make the problem much more manageable for the architect by offering them the best interconnect solutions to choose from. By partnering with Cadence, we are making it much easier and faster for customers to verify their solutions.”
“We have multiple customers at the leading-edge in the automotive market who are using both Interconnect Workbench and NetSpeed’s interconnect,” said Steve Brown, product marketing director at Cadence. “So, it’s been a priority for Cadence to work with NetSpeed to deliver a plug-and-play system-level verification solution.”
NetSpeed offers a programmable and highly configurable, cache coherent IP that enables SoC architects to create custom interconnect solutions that achieve the ultimate performance for their heterogeneous designs. Cadence offers its Interconnect Workbench, a unique tool that automatically generates a Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) environment, provides functional coverage and offers cycle-accurate performance analysis of interconnect throughout the SoC.
Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company’s System Design Enablement strategy helps customers develop differentiated products—from chips to boards to systems—in mobile, consumer, cloud datacenter, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at www.cadence.com.
About NetSpeed Systems
NetSpeed Systems provides scalable, coherent on-chip network IPs to SoC designers for a wide range of markets from mobile to high-performance computing and networking. NetSpeed’s on-chip network platform delivers significant time-to-market advantages through a system-level approach, a high level of user-driven automation and state-of-the-art algorithms. NetSpeed Systems was founded in 2011 and is led by seasoned executives from the semiconductor and networking industries. The company is funded by top-tier investors from Silicon Valley. It is based in San Jose, California and has additional research and development facilities in Asia. For more information, visit www.netspeedsystems.com.
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