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Semico Research white paper describes how companies could double SoC profitability through post-silicon debug

Engineering teams could more than double the profitability of their complex SoC projects and reduce their development costs by a quarter by improving their debug and monitoring strategy, according to a new white paper published by Semico Research in association with UltraSoC.

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华为海思获得UltraSoC的SoC监控分析解决方案的使用授权

华为海思获得UltraSoCSoC监控分析解决方案的使用授权

英国剑桥 2016年12月6日

UltraSoC今日宣布已授权海思(HiSilicon)一下属部门使用其在系统监控、分析和优化上的半导体知识产权。

海思是华为旗下一个全球领先的科技品牌,主要业务为数字家庭、通信和无线终端领域的芯片解决方案。

UltraSoC的知识产权提供了独立的系统级体系结构,能够对SoC的内部行为进行非侵入式线速监控,以此帮助工程师深入了解片上子系统、总线和软件间的复杂互动,从而加速研发并降低风险。该公司近日宣布其已为基于RISC-V开源指令集的处理器提供全面支持,并公布了行业首个针对使用ARM® AMBA® 5 Coherent Hub Interface (CHI)的SoC的调试系统。 Continue reading

HiSilicon division of Huawei licenses UltraSoC’s SoC monitoring and analytics solutions

CAMBRIDGE, UK, 7th December 2016 – UltraSoC today announced that a division of HiSilicon has licensed UltraSoC’s semiconductor intellectual property (IP) for system monitoring, analysis and optimization.

HiSilicon is a division of Huawei and a worldwide leading company providing silicon solutions in digital home, communications and wireless terminals. Continue reading

BaySand, Codasip, Codeplay and UltraSoC accelerate IoT development with “silicon-to-intelligence” RISC-V platform

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, 29th November 2016 – BaySand, Codasip, Codeplay and UltraSoC today announced an integrated IoT development platform based on the RISC-V open processor instruction set architecture (ISA). The platform offers an open-standards-based solution that allows designers of systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) for IoT applications to get from concept to silicon with a high level of software integration in record time and substantially de-risks the entire product development process.

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Codasip and UltraSoC deliver advanced RISC-V SoC analysis and debug

CAMBRIDGE, UK, and SAN JOSE, CA, 22nd November 2016

Codasip, the leading RISC-V processor IP provider, and UltraSoC, the leading provider of semiconductor IP for on-chip analytics, performance optimization and hardware-based security and debug, announced a broad collaboration to integrate the Codix-Bk series of RISC-V compliant processor cores seamlessly with the UltraSoC environment. As RISC-V based SoCs enter the mainstream, the need for commercial support with production-quality debug, analysis and bring-up tools become critical. This collaboration provides the RISC-V community with capabilities that go beyond those available to proprietary processors and instruction set architectures (ISAs). Continue reading

UltraSoC enhances support for ARM with industry first AMBA 5 CHI NoC monitor

New IP extends UltraSoC’s family of protocol-aware monitors for interconnect to ARM AMBA-5 CHI

CAMBRIDGE, UK, 26th October 2016: UltraSoC today extended the capabilities of its on-chip monitoring and analytics semiconductor intellectual property (IP), to include debug, monitoring and analysis features for the ARM® AMBA® 5 Coherent Hub Interface (CHI). The CHI Monitor is the newest in UltraSoC’s family of protocol-aware monitors for interconnect and extends that from bus monitors to debugging and fine-tuning the NoC (network on chip) fabric. Continue reading

Imagination licenses UltraSoC IP to deliver system-level debug and optimization capabilities for SoCs

Enables faster time-to-market for customer designs

UltraSoC today announced that Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) has licensed the full range of UltraSoC semiconductor IP and software, enabling Imagination to help customers integrate sophisticated monitoring, analytics and security capabilities into system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Continue reading

UltraSoC supports RISC-V: “the Linux of the semiconductor industry”

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, 20th September 2016

UltraSoC, the leading provider of semiconductor IP for on-chip analytics, performance optimization and hardware-based security, today announced that it will provide support within its universal system-on-chip (SoC) debug solution for products based on the RISC-V open-source instruction architecture (ISA). The company also lent its support to the RISC-V Foundation, the non-profit corporation that directs the development and drives the adoption of the RISC-V ISA, which many observers believe will evolve to be “the Linux of the semiconductor industry”. Continue reading

Movidius licenses UltraSoC analytics IP to speed debug and development

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, and SAN MATEO, CA, 23rd August 2016

UltraSoC and Movidius today announced a licensing agreement under which Movidius will incorporate UltraSoC’s semiconductor IP into its next-generation low-power machine vision systems-on-chip (SoCs). Movidius will combine UltraSoC’s monitoring and analytics intellectual property (IP) and tools, with its own MoviDebug technology, to create a powerful chip-wide debug and communications infrastructure that will support its end-to end product development flow. Continue reading

Sondrel and UltraSoC partner to deliver ‘shift left’ for SoC projects

Companies showcase joint capabilities at 53rd DAC (Booth #1138, Austin Convention Center, June 5-9)

Cambridge, UK and Reading, UK, 2 June 2016 – Sondrel, the leading IC design services consultancy, today announces its accreditation as an UltraSoC Design Services Partner. This partnership brings together UltraSoC’s monitoring and analytics IP and Sondrel’s engineering expertise, a perfect marriage that further enhances the key ‘shift left’ strategy that both companies advocate to provide significant gains for their clients.

The UltraSoC IP provides a holistic system level view of the complex behaviors within today’s SoCs that helps engineers develop and optimize SoC hardware and software in the lab and in-field. By turning on-chip data into actionable information, UltraSoC’s IP improves product quality and de-risks the entire development process.

The flexibility and diversity of this IP is also a key asset to Sondrel, adding value across the diverse range of design projects that it carries out for customers. From the debug and validation of complex SoCs to the provision of system-level security functionality in IoT ICs, many customers can benefit from the implementation of this IP, finding cost savings on engineering time, performance enhancements or earlier to market gains that can translate into savings or ROI of several million dollars.

Kevin Steptoe, Sondrel Engineering VP, commented: “We are always looking to improve performance margins for our customers, whilst maintaining the quality and reliability of a design. Sondrel and UltraSoC understand the significance of this, as chip design continues to grow in complexity. In implementing this IP, it has the capability of not only maintaining reliability, but monitoring and improving it.”

To understand more about the benefits, technical details and delivery of UltraSoC’s IP by Sondrel engineers, you can download a datasheet with further information.

About Sondrel

Sondrel is a leading IC design services consultancy, located in five ISO27001 compliant design centers across Europe and Asia. From spec to silicon, and in specific market sectors, including automotive, IoT, mobile and communications, we provide a professional service based on cost performance and reliability of delivery for our clients. For more information visit www.sondrel.com