Israeli semiconductor vendor Altair Semiconductor Inc. has licensed Cadence Design Systems Inc.’s Palladium XP electronic design automation (EDA) platform for verification and validation of its Internet of Things (IoT) system-on-chip (SoC) designs.
With the Palladium XP platform, Altair says it can conduct SoC hardware and software integration and validation three to four months ahead of silicon availability. Altair uses the platform to accurately model the register-transfer level (RTL) design running with software and flash memory, enabling it to capture half of all hardware and software bugs in a pre-silicon environment, Cadence says. This allows the company to reduce development-cycle turnaround time by 20% compared to its previous process.
Eli Zyss, VP of silicon design at Altair, says in a statement that Palladium XP was necessary to meet the challenges of next-generation IoT and broadband long term evolution (LTE) silicon development. “This allowed us to shorten the development cycle, improve turnaround-time and address hardware and software issues pre-silicon,” he says.
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