Real Intent will release our greatly extended Meridian CDC clock domain crossing software in November with new capabilities headlined by more hierarchical firepower and the launch of a user-configurable debugger.
The 2014.A edition announced last week (on my wife’s birthday), will have 30% higher performance against the existing tool and a 40% smaller memory footprint. The formal analysis engine within Meridian has also been given a 10X boost in throughput.
In the YouTube video interview below, Ramesh Dewangan, vice-president of application engineering, points out that the bottom-up hierarchical flow is key to Meridian CDC’s giga-scale capacity (though the tool is equally capable of handling designs ‘flat’).
The hierarchical approach means that the complete design view of the SoC is available for CDC analysis at any time. There is no abstraction or any approximation that is used that has a potential to miss bugs. Being more specific, there is neither abstract modeling nor waivers.