"We have been employing high-level synthesis and TLM verification for several years, and verification methodology has proven to be quite challenging," said Raimund Soenning, hardware development manager, Graphics Competence Center, Fujitsu Microelectronics GmbH. "The Cadence methodology addresses the challenges we've experienced applying metric-driven verification from TLM through RTL, and mixing the two. We see significant opportunities to increase the reuse of our design and verification IP by following the comprehensive Cadence methodology."
The new TLM-driven design and verification methodology encompasses SystemC modeling guidelines for virtual platforms and high-level synthesis, and defines the process for performing multi-language OVM-based functional verification of TLM, TLM/RTL, and RTL. The methodology will be delivered in the form of manuals, self-paced tutorials, and workshops with hands-on labs. New solution capabilities include migration from C/C++ to enable automatic conversion of legacy design sources to SystemC TLM; high-level synthesis integrated with popular memory compilers to optimize for each architecture; and side-by-side analysis and traceability of SystemC and synthesized RTL.
"Transaction-level design and verification is a reality," said Brian Bailey, of Brian Bailey Consulting. "The individual pieces have been developed, and Cadence has accomplished the first steps in making them work together in a unified methodology."
The new TLM-driven methodology improves productivity, design quality, and project schedule predictability. Unlike prior technology, this comprehensive new solution enables customers to reuse TLM design and verification IP as golden source.
"Cadence is uniquely positioned to combine design and verification of TLM/RTL environments to address critical barriers to adoption," said Michael McNamara, vice president and general manager, systems software group, Cadence Design Systems. "Focusing on the complete needs of the customer, we are delivering on the full promise of system-level design productivity."
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