Synopsys Platform Architect with Multicore Optimization Technology

Synopsys Platform Architect now features Multicore Optimization Technology. Platform Architect with Multicore Optimization Technology is ideal for performance analysis and early definition of multicore system architectures in SystemC. The new solution enables SoCs, chipsets and systems designers to capture hardware/software performance models of multicore system architectures in the early concept phase for robust performance measurement and trade-off analysis, months prior to software availability.

Platform Architect with Multicore Optimization Technology Features

  • Reduces overall design cycle time
  • Can create performance models of dynamic multicore applications in SystemC
  • Capture hardware/software performance models of multicore system architectures in the early concept phase
  • Architects can measure, analyze and optimize the hardware/software system architecture months before the software is available
  • Enables engineers to create task-driven workload models (task-graphs) of the end-product application
  • Architects can reuse task-graphs and task-driven traffic for SoC-level architecture exploration, IP selection, and interconnect and memory subsystem performance optimization
  • Enables analysis and optimization of hardware/software partitioning and system performance
  • Benefits include optimized multicore system performance, shorter evaluation times and faster time-to-market
  • Enables designers to find and resolve multicore performance issues while architecture changes are still feasible
  • Helps avoid costly re-work to hardware and software implementations
  • Improves the effectiveness and precision of collaboration by replacing written and verbal specifications with executable performance models of multicore system architectures
  • Models can be shared between design chain partners without depending on final software and hardware
  • Ideal for consumer, wireless communications and automotive system design

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