DesignWare® Interface IP Goes Virtual
Are you working on a multicore, multimedia, multifunction or multiprocessor design? Then you are most likely working on a design with multiple interfaces. With the average number of interfaces on complex chips rising from just one or two to many, many design teams are looking for ways to get an early view on how those interfaces affect hardware/software integration and SoC validation.
The Synopsys DesignWare® TLM Library provides product development teams a comprehensive set of standards-based, tool-independent, transaction-level models (TLMs) of DesignWare IP that serve as the building blocks of virtual prototypes. Virtual prototypes are fully functional software models of complete embedded systems, enabling pre-RTL embedded software development and software-driven system validation. The ability to co-design hardware and software through virtual prototypes significantly reduces the product design cycle and speeds time-to-market. The TLM-2.0 LT (loosely timed) models also benefit from advanced debug and analysis capabilities when used with Synopsys’ Virtualizer and Platform Architect MCO tools. The TLM-2.0 AT (approximately timed) model of the DesignWare Memory Controller for AMBA and the cycle accurate DesignWare AXI Fabric model are optimized for Synopsys’ architecture design solution. The architecture design solution enables the efficient design, performance analysis and optimization of multicore SoC architectures to avoid over-design, under-design, cost increases, schedule delays and re-spins.
Mirroring the productivity gains realized by IP reuse in the implementation phase, the DesignWare TLM Library accelerates the development of virtual prototypes by providing pre-defined abstract models of hardware components in wireless, multimedia, networking and automotive application domains.