San Francisco, CA — Design Automation Conference — June 2, 2014 — Semiconductor intellectual property provider CAST, Inc. is demonstrating here at DAC a new, high-performance, low-power, full-hardware H.265 video decoder core that handles next-generation video steams in real time without need for software computations running on a central processing unit (CPU). The new H.265-MPI-D Main Profile Intra HEVC Decoder Core is the first in a series of H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding cores CAST will offer, and will be available in the third quarter of this year.
The H.265-MPI-D is sourced from the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI). Fraunhofer engineers participated in the standards effort leading to H.265 HEVC, and the core fully conforms to the resulting...
Argon Streams, the only test bit-streams providing full coverage, is rapidly becoming the first choice verification solution for designers of HEVC decoders.
30th May 2014 – Cambridge, UK – Argon Design Ltd., a leading supplier of advanced video verification solutions, through it’s sales and marketing partner ChipStart LLC, has licensed Argon Streams to world leading fabless semiconductor company MediaTek.
Argon Streams is a comprehensive set of test bit-streams that are generated directly from the HEVC specification to ensure full coverage and complete verification of over 15,000 test cases, including all the obscure, but perfectly legal, corner cases that many other bit-streams overlook.
By accurately measuring the test coverage...
Leverage Carbon Performance Analysis Kits to
Enable Rapid Validation of Coherent SoC Designs
ACTON, MASS. –– May 29, 2014 –– Carbon Design Systems, the leading supplier of accurate virtual prototype solutions, and Netspeed Systems, provider of scalable, coherent, on-chip network IP, announced today that they have partnered to enable NetSpeed to use Carbon solutions for internal development and end-customer enablement.
As part of the partnership, NetSpeed will have access to the full range of Carbon solutions including Carbon Performance Analysis Kits (CPAKs) containing the most advanced SoC processor intellectual property (IP), Carbon SoCDesigner for fast, accurate system modeling and Carbon Model Studio for 100% accurate model creation....
Leverage Carbon Performance Analysis Kits
for Internal Development and Customer Enablement
ACTON, MASS. –– May 29, 2014 –– Carbon Design Systems® Inc., the leading supplier of accurate virtual prototype solutions, and Arteris, the inventor and leading supplier of silicon proven commercial network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect intellectual property (IP) solutions, announced today that they have partnered to enable Arteris to use Carbon solutions for internal development and end-customer enablement.
As part of the partnership, Arteris will have access to the full range of Carbon solutions including Carbon Performance Analysis Kits (CPAKs) containing the most advanced SoC processor IP, Carbon SoCDesigner for fast, accurate system modeling...
Updated Graphics Accelerator and Composition Engine IP Core available from CAST includes design improvements plus optimized Android support, increasing its ability to offload or replace power-hungry CPUs and GPUs in FPGA or ASIC SoCs
Woodcliff Lake, NJ — May 29, 2014 — System designers struggling to deliver rich graphical experiences on mobile, wearable, and other power-challenged devices now have a better option in the form of the updated Think2.5D Graphics Accelerator and Composition Engine Core available from semiconductor IP provider CAST, Inc.
The Think2.5D Core is a rendering engine that accelerates two-dimensional graphics functions and pseudo-three-dimensional effects such as reflected and shadowed icons. Sourced from graphics experts Think Silicon, it has...
San Francisco, CA – Grenoble, France – May 26, 2014
At DAC 2014, just 18 months after introduction, Allegro DVT is pleased to announce having licensed its HEVC/H.265 compliance streams to 35 major IC vendors in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the U.S. (See some of our customer references here.)
Having gained true market recognition with our deep expertise on HEVC/H.265 compression, adoption of our test suites is now spreading quickly, making our HEVC/H.265 compliance streams an industry de-facto standard.
Allegro DVT is the only company providing a comprehensive solution for HEVC/H.265 decoder validation, including:
• Syntax streams: ensure that decoders support all HEVC/H.265 coding tools.
• Stress streams: test decoding speed (i.e....
Will Promote TrekSoC’s Ability to Generate Self-Verifying, Synchronized C Test Cases for Faster, More Thorough Verification with Demos, Presentations, Featured Talks, DAC Pavilion Panel
SAN JOSE, CALIF. –– May 28, 2014 ––
WHO: Breker Verification Systems (www.brekersystems.com), The System-on-Chip (SoC) Verification Company
WHAT: Will exhibit in Booth #2602 during the 51st Design Automation Conference (DAC). It will demonstrate a link between TrekSoC™, SoC verification software that automatically generates multi-threaded, self-verifying C test cases to run on an SoC's multiple heterogeneous embedded processors, and Synopsys' Verdi® solution, the industry leading, open debug platform.
WHEN: Monday, June 2, through...
Program Enables Integration Between Breker’s TrekSoC, Synopsys’ Verdi Advanced Debug Solution
SAN JOSE, CALIF. –– May 28, 2014 –– Breker Verification Systems, a System-on-Chip (SoC) Verification Company, has become a member of Synopsys' Verdi® Interoperable Apps (VIA) Access Program.
By joining the VIA Access Program, Breker will integrate its TrekSoC™ family of software to generate self-verifying C test cases to run on embedded processors with Synopsys' Verdi solution, the industry leading, open debug platform. The integration will allow users to move seamlessly between TrekSoC’s graphical user interface (GUI) and the Verdi environment to further ease verification debug on SoC designs.
NanoSpice Giga Selected for its Ability to Handle Large-Scale Designs with SPICE Engine
SAN JOSE, CALIF. –– May 28, 2014 ––ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc.today announced Dolphin Technology has adopted NanoSpice™ Giga, a high performance, giga-scale capacity SPICE simulator, for use with 28- and 16-nanometer (nm) design characterization and verification.
NanoSpice Giga has been implemented into Dolphin Technology’s design flow and used for both 28nm and 16nm FinFET product designs, and has run large post-layout cases with more than 120-million elements. According to Dolphin Technology, a leading provider of high-performance Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP), NanoSpice Giga efficiently handles cases like this with a pure SPICE engine...
Woodcliff Lake, NJ — May 28, 2014 — With a reputation for supplying energy-efficient, leading-edge electronics like CAN Bus Transceiver chips for automotive applications, ON Semiconductor Corporation wanted to be early-to-market with the brand new, next-generation CAN Flexible Data Bus. The Brno (Czech Republic) engineers tasked with this faced one fundamental challenge: Where would they find a CAN FD controller to test with?
The solution came in the form of the first-available CAN FD soft IP core recently announced by semiconductor intellectual property provider CAST, Inc. This core—sourced from CAST’s partner Fraunhofer IPMS—completely supports the improved data link layer protocol and significant bandwidth increases defined by the CAN with...