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Video: What is Driving Lint Usage in Complex SOCs?
July 26th, 2012 by Graham Bell
A lint tool is a design and coding guideline checker for HDL code and confirms that it is ‘clean’ and ready for the design tool chain. The rules used in a lint tool capture years of experience and typically come from industry standards such as the Reuse Methodology Manual (RMM), and the IP reuse guidelines from STARC.
Besides helping to enforce some appropriate naming schemes, they evaluate design and coding deficiencies that impact simulation, synthesis, test, performance and RTL/gate-level sign-off. Some of the common RTL lint rules include:
In the video below, Jim Foley, R&D manager at Real Intent discusses what is driving RTL lint usage in Complex SOCs. This interview took place at the Real Intent DAC 2012 booth in San Francisco, CA in early June.
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