Magillem promotes IP Reuse, interoperability through IEEE 1685™ and launches its IP-XACT Checkers Suite Software and Compliance Lab

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Paris, France, January 27th 2011 - Magillem SA, the leading provider of solutions that drastically reduce the global cost of complex designs, today announces a major milestone in the quest for interoperability among the EDA tools for SoC designs and launches its IP-XACT Checkers Suite Software and Compliance Lab Services.
The IP-XACT Compliance Lab will establish a thorough Compliance assessment process to ensure conformity to IEEE 1685™ of IP blocks, designs and flows, interoperability of EDA tools, - and response to performance requirements.
Who better than Magillem, the company dedicated to IP-XACT based integration tools, an active contributing member of the SPIRIT/ACCELLERA could lead this critical initiative!

Cyril Spasevski, CTO and founder of Magillem SA, says :

“As a member of the board of directors of Accellera, Magillem contributes to the success of the IEEE 1685 Standard, and chairs the Certification and Compliance Working groups. Our compliance Laboratory provides Certification and Consultancy for improving flow or tools based on IP-XACT (IEEE1685) format , verifying the correctness of a complete IP-XACT/IEEE 1685 design database, verifying hierarchies and all dependencies to ensure that all links created in the xml files are effective and robust .
We believe this is a great help to all companies willing to follow the standard, as it speeds up the process and makes it easy, without a big investment or dedicated resources.”

The Checkers Suite Software is a one-of-a-kind outstanding solution to validate any IP-XACT based design database and provides more than 400 unit checks on syntax and semantic. Running in a full hierarchical mode, the checkers performs links resolution for the whole design. Project teams can add and manage their own user-defined checks.

Magillem ‘s Lab can help companies to assess their IEEE1685™ compliance:

  • Semiconductor manufacturers: conformity of the database and the design flow
  • EDA vendors : conformity of the tools interfaces with IEEE1685™
  • IP Providers : conformity of the IP metadata description and configuration nutshell

The Compliance Lab audits existing industrial flows and proposes a work plan to adapt them to IEEE 1685, validates and verifies the full compatibility of tools interfaces into a flow test bench, tests the IP deliverables against a benchmark for conformity using its IEEE 1685 Checkers Suite Software and checks IP integration properties onto a test system.

About IP-XACT / IEEE 1685™

IEEE 1685™, "Standard for IP-XACT, Standard Structure for Packaging, Integrating and Re-Using IP Within Tool-Flows," describes an XML Schema for meta-data documenting Intellectual Property (IP) used in the development, implementation and verification of electronic systems and an Application Programming Interface (API) to provide tool access to the meta-data.

IP-XACT was created by the SPIRIT Consortium, now part of Accellera, as a standard to enable automated configuration and integration through tools. 150 industrial companies and organizations are members. The goals of the standard are:
to ensure delivery of compatible component descriptions from multiple component vendors, to enable exchanging complex component libraries between electronic design automation (EDA) tools for SoC design (design environments), to describe configurable components using metadata, and to enable the provision of EDA vendor-neutral scripts for component creation and configuration.

About Magillem

Magillem has developed an easy to use, state-of-the-art platform solution to cover electronic systems design flow challenges in a context where complexity, interoperability and design re-use are becoming critical issues to manage design cycle time of SOC. Company is Headquartered in Paris, France, with offices in New York, USA and Tokyo, Japan. Customers include the first tier SoC manufacturers worldwide.

Magillem is a public company traded on the Euronext Free Market.


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