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By customizing Socionext's ASSP (Application Specific Standard Procedure) products and combining with a variety of IPs, customer can reduce the development period for custom SoC and accelerate the product shipment.
From our experience of ASSP-based design for our product, the development period was achieved six months shorter than the development period by conventional design. This rapid time-to-market was achieved by shortening hardware design period and by developing software in advance.
- Delivery time of sample SoC : Six months ahead of schedule
- Advance development of software : Eight months ahead of schedule
- Product shipping : Six months ahead of schedule
This section introduces one example of ASSP-based development.
①Extracting necessary application IP from ASSP
We extract application IPs which are required for customer's development from our proven ASSP.
②Combining base platform and extracted application IP
After cutting down unnecessary IPs and Interfaces from base platform, then we combine this optimize platform and extracted application IP.
③Adding your special functions to differentiate from others
By adding your special functions to differentiate from others, your special SoC design is now created.
④Evaluating and verifying functions, performance, and power
The functions, performance, and power can be evaluated and verified using a dedicated hardware emulator at approximately 1000 times as fast as an HDL simulator.
For your software development, we provide a prototype environment such as an FPGA board and CPU board. This allows customers to develop software before manufacturing SoC.
⑤PCB (printed circuit board) co-design
Implementing high-speed components (DDR, PCIe, USB, etc.) and SoC on a PCB tends to cause a electrical issue such as electromagnetic noise, crosstalk, and clock jitter. We analyze such issue creating PCB prototype and offer proposed measures.
This reduces risk associated with developing a PCB and thereby reduces cost for PCB design and manufacturing.