Arteris Enhances Network-on-Chip Offerings to Address Full Range of SOC Designs
November 9, 2009 -- Arteris today announced the availability of two new on-chip interconnect products, the FlexNoC and FlexWay packages. With these offerings, Arteris expands the capabilities of its NoC solution to address the complete range of SOC design styles, sizes and complexities. The new technology builds on Arteris' technology for designing and implementing NoCs, and delivers an expanded, scalable capability to combine traditional bus-based interconnect approaches with its NoC technology. The solution also offers an enhanced tool set, called the FlexArtist tool suite, which further automates the process of designing on-chip interconnect at each stage of the SOC design flow.
The new product line addresses a broad array of interconnect issues facing IC designers today, including the design of ICs with lower power, higher performance and lower silicon area. One of the key innovations of the new offering is the ability to use its solution for both NoC and bus-type interconnect. This enables semiconductor makers to use FlexNoC and FlexWay IP for a broad range of complexity and performance requirements, as well as at various stages in the design process. .
The new Arteris product line adds two interconnect products:
The new Arteris IP products are supported by an enhanced design environment, the unified FlexArtist design tool set. The FlexArtist framework guides the design process starting from functional specification capture, through architectural refinement and ending with an automatic synthesis of a structural view used to drive the RTL to layout design flows. The FlexArtist system lets users output RTL and SystemC models to provide an interconnect model for every stage of the SOC design flow. The FlexArtist tool includes automatic interconnect verification and test bench generation features.
"The Arteris FlexNoC and FlexWay offerings expand the capabilities of NoC technology to implement an interconnect strategy that maps closely to the complexity of the ICs being designed. The interconnect solution scales with designers' needs and is managed from a unified tool set that provides enhanced automation and ease of use throughout the SOC design flow," said K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris.
New features for NoC and bus interconnect
Availability and Pricing
The FlexNoC and FlexWay products are available immediately. Pricing varies with project complexity and product features.
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