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Raspberry Pi are known for providing lost-cost computing around the world. Their computers have been used by schools, small businesses, and even government call centers. One of their missions is to educate children about computers and to help them realize their potential through the power of computing and digital technology. They even run a competition for kids to write code that will run on the International Space Station!
Their more recent products are the Raspberry Pi Pico and the RP2040. The former is a small but flexible microcontroller board, while the latter is a microcontroller chip. They’re crossing the boundary between hardware and software, so people who are interested in software can get more into hardware and vice versa. For these products and more, the Raspberry Pi team uses Cadence tools, from the design verification process to sending the chip out to the foundry.
The Xcelium Logic Simulator is used for verification, synthesis is done through the Genus Synthesis Solution, the Innovus Implementation System is used for place and route, STA signoff is done with the Tempus Timing Signoff Solution, and the Quantus Extraction Solution is used for extraction. Cadence’s products aren’t the only thing that’s helping out Raspberry Pi. Tammy Julyan, Senior Principal Engineer at Raspberry Pi, said, “The other thing that I really value with Cadence is that we’ve got a very good working relationship with the team in the U.K. And as we move forward into more exciting and challenging technologies, having that support is important.”
“Designed with Cadence” is a series of videos that showcases creative products and technologies that are accelerating industry innovation using Cadence tools and solutions. Learn more about how Raspberry Pi is designing computers for everyone with Cadence.
For more Designed with Cadence videos, check out the Cadence website and YouTube channel.