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Microsemi to Use OneSpin’s Verification Platform for SoCs

24 March 2015

Microsemi Corp. has formed an agreement with OneSpin Solutions to port OneSpin’s field programmable gate array (FPGA) verification platform to Microsemi’s system-on-chip (SoC) devices.

OneSpin’s FPGA verification tool will be used with Microsemi’s Libero design flow in order to reduce the risk of end-product faults by providing equivalency checking in the design of the SoC. The FPGA verification platform ensures that no issues are introduced during the design refinement process, Microsemi said.

The platform verifies functional equivalence between the register transfer level (RTL) code and the netlist prior to FPGA download. This results in a reduction of prototype verification requirements and ensures that no design flow bugs appear in the final device, Microsemi said.

Raik Brinkmann, president and CEO of OneSpin, said in a statement that high reliability is a critical consideration for designers. He added that “equivalence checking is an important technology” in current and next-generation semiconductor design.

Earlier in March, Microsemi made a bid to acquire Vitesse Semiconductor for $389 million to boost penetration into the Internet of Things (IoT).

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