Neil Parris is CCI Product Manager for the ARM processor division responsible for interconnect products.
System Assembly through Intelligent Configuration
June 3rd, 2015 by Neil Parris
The modern SoC is designed with many modular IP blocks that have been commercially licensed or reused from previous designs, along with some new proprietary components. Integrating all of the components has typically proven to be time-consuming and error-prone as designers stitch their SoCs together by hand or rigid and outdated scripts. Challenges also exist in the form of highly configurable IP blocks such as the interconnect fabric and debug & trace subsystem.
To address these issues ARM® launched three new tools today as part of an IP Tooling suite. They have been designed to solve challenges associated with SoC configurability and integration while reducing time to market with at least an 8x improvement in schedule.
The Socrates™ Design Environment (DE) is a complete tooling solution that handles the configuration and integration of ARM-based SoCs quickly and efficiently. It is through tooling that IP blocks can become greater than the sum of their parts, optimized for performance across the entire system.
Socrates tooling works together seamlessly to deliver an intelligent system design flow