Platform harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to make SoC development faster, easier and fail-proof
The recent uptrend of Artificial intelligence (AI) technology in a variety of applications has continued to drive demand for faster, energy-efficient chips. System-on-chip (SoC) architectures have become more complex and there is an increasing use of third-party intellectual property (IPs) to boost innovation. Manufacturers need better tools to manage design complexity and ease the integration of third-party IP.
This is where a new AI-powered SoC design and integration platform from NetSpeed Systems comes in. SoCBuilder includes a catalog of pre-integrated third-party IP along with application-specific reference designs for AI, Automotive, 5G, hyperscale compute and AR/VR.
“The platform is intended to make SoC development faster, easier and fail-proof, reducing the time to assemble systems to days instead of weeks and months”, claims the firm.
“As systems have become more sophisticated, the use of third-party IP has grown tremendously,” said Sundari Mitra, CEO of NetSpeed. “Despite the fact that the IP is pre-verified, system developers often struggle during IP integration, largely due to problems that occur at the interfaces. To address this problem, we created our NetSpeed Connect partner program which ensures easy integration of partner IP for customers who use any of NetSpeed’s interconnect solutions. This is how we source the IP catalog at the heart of SoCBuilder.”
“NetSpeed’s vision is to transform SoC Design with new levels of intelligence and automation,” said Fred Weber, former AMD CTO and industry veteran who is a NetSpeed board member. “By harnessing the power of data and machine-learning, SoCBuilder delivers on this vision and is the next logical step in NetSpeed’s journey.”
SoCBuilder aims to democratize hardware development by making SoC development easy, accessible and fail-proof. It provides a unified design environment for IP, chassis integration, design and verification.
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