Partnership allows IC designers to optimise functional verification
Mentor, a Siemens business has partnered with Arm to introduce the Arm Design Review progam, to help customers optimise the functional verification of next-generation ICs.
IC design teams can access the Arm Design Review program and access the expertise of Mentor’s functional verification engineers to help them optimise their Arm-based SoC designs.
The collaborative RTL Verification Design Review service helps IC design teams find the right balance of quality, advanced capability and cost for their Arm IP at the RTL level. The reviews can help customers enhance key design elements, including signal connectivity, system coherency, correct implementation and system performance.
Sam George, vice president, of Mentor Consulting, said: “Mentor’s expertise in RTL design, combined with Arm’s extensive system design expertise, provides an invaluable wealth of knowledge for our shared customers.”
Verification for a new IC can consume more than half of the total time spent on a typical SoC design. The efficient management of IC functional verification cycles grows increasingly critical as more complex designs are required to meet the demands of end-applications within the automotive, industrial equipment, medical and IoT markets. The collaboration is intended to help mutual customers optimise and dramatically shorten verification cycles, says Mentor.
Mentor has expertise in IC functional verification technology, which is a crucial part of the SoC design process. The two partners can share insight and expertise with customers to reduce project risk.
Mentor Graphics specialises in electronic hardware and software design, providing products, consulting services, and award-winning support for electronic, semiconductor, and systems companies.
The company is headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA.