January 19, 2009 -- As the semiconductor industry increases take-up of IP-XACT standards to describe Intellectual Property (IP) this paper shares the experiences of NXP Semiconductors and Mentor Graphics, who have been using and developing this technology together for over five years. This paper describes the benefits of adopting IP-XACT and highlights the importance of producing high quality component XML as the foundation of a successful IP-XACT reuse strategy.
Experience shows that applying the concepts presented in this paper as part of a design reuse and verification strategy will ease adoption and increase the success rate of major system-on-chip (SoC) projects
By Marc van Hintum and Paul Williams. (van Hintum is with NXP Semiconductors, and Williams is with Mentor Graphics Consulting, Europe.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.