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Electronic Design Automation (EDA) companies have long concentrated on ecosystem development to ensure successful design practices for their customers. Cadence has many partnerships—with foundries, standards bodies, channel partners, industry associations, and other EDA companies for interoperability (see Cadence Alliances).
As we grow our system design solution, we’ve expanded this ecosystem to software development partners. These partners include Arm (SystemReady, etc.), Green Hills Software (secure OS/security), and MathWorks (HW/SW architecture, IC design).
Support of our Intelligent System Design strategy requires extending into partnerships with the next tier of the systems development value chain to get closer to the customer’s solutions for specific domains. Essentially, we are injecting ourselves into the existing value chain for our customers—with great success. Let’s take a look at a few of these partnerships and what they offer to you, our customers.
By combining Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform with the Cadence Allegro platform, the two companies have created a joint solution that enables companies to overcome the challenge of multidiscipline modeling, simulation and optimization of complex, connected electronic systems. This lets customers accelerate their end-to-end system development process while optimizing their designs for performance, reliability, manufacturability, supply resilience, compliance, and cost.
The collaborative virtual twin experiences integrated capabilities for electronic and mechanical product lifecycle management, business process analytics, and multidiscipline electronic systems development, engineering, and traceability. This holistic virtual model provides a complete, real-time view of electrical and mechanical simulation, manufacturing, and supply chain execution for the product lifecycle, improving decision-making and accelerating innovation through “what-if” studies. For more information, see Cadence and Dassault Systèmes Partner to Transform Electronic Systems Development.
Connected to NVIDIA Omniverse, Cadence’s 6SigmaDCX software lets users create data center digital twins enabling teams to plan, test, and validate every aspect of high-performance data centers before the physical data center is built. These 3D models are connected to real-time data and accurately model multiple real-world physics, including mechanical, thermal, fluid dynamics, and more, to optimize data center design and operations.
Once a data center is fully constructed, the sensors, control system, and telemetry can be connected to the digital twin inside Omniverse, enabling real-time monitoring of operations. For more information, see Cadence Enhances Data Center Digital Twins with NVIDIA Omniverse.
As SoCs grow in size and complexity, a vast amount of design data is generated during verification and implementation. The Cadence Joint Enterprise Data and AI (JedAI) Platform was designed specifically to harness this design data in an open, AI-driven, large-scale analytics environment, optimized for massive, heterogeneous, structured, and unstructured EDA data. The Cadence JedAI Platform helps designers quickly identify the most critical power, performance, and area (PPA) objectives and design bottlenecks.
The Cadence JedAI Platform provides designers with business-critical design data insights, enabling them to learn and improve with every SoC projects. To develop this platform, the Cadence JedAI Platform works with software from GitHub and Perforce, harnessing well-established industry software solutions to bring innovation to our customers.
Using this infrastructure, the Cadence JedAI Platform’s apps can provide designers with actionable intelligence to aid fast and efficient design closure. Discover more about the Cadence JedAI Platform.
Cadence continues to expand the partner program for Tensilica processors, providing its customers with a wide range of software already ported to the processors. After all, applications require both hardware and software to successfully implement critical algorithms. Partner categories include application software, communications software, audio software, and vision, imaging, and AI software. By working closely with industry-leading software companies, the Tensilica team can speed end-product development. View the full list of Tensilica partners.
Cadence’s Tensilica HiFi digital signal processors (DSPs) were the first DSPs in the industry to support TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers, part of the TensorFlow end-to-end open-source platform for machine learning (ML) from Google. By working together, Cadence provides customers with a rapid development platform for edge applications that use artificial intelligence (AI) and ML, removing the need for hand-coding the neural networks and resulting in faster time to market and higher performance. For more information, see Cadence Tensilica HiFi IP Accelerates AI Deployment with Support for TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers.
With these new levels of collaboration, we’re getting closer to the customer’s solutions for these domains. We realize that there are much larger data ecosystems and initiatives beyond EDA. Basically, we are injecting ourselves into the existing value chain, with great success. We’ve had great customer responses from these initiatives and are constantly evaluating new partnerships to make sure our customers are successful. So far, the payoff for these efforts has been well worth it.