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The state-of-the-art Palladium XP hardware/software verification computing platform unifies best-in-class acceleration and emulation capabilities in a single environment to boost verification throughput and productivity. As impressive as the platform is, it is equally important for those who develop these superior solutions to provide good self-help training material, as well as tutorials to reduce the learning curve, if any, in using these solutions. These materials can help users maximize the benefit from these solutions.
In this blog, I will share information on two Rapid Adoption Kits (RAKs) that I downloaded recently from Cadence Online Support. They are helping me to be productive in their related methodologies.
Cadence's RAKs help engineers learn foundational aspects of Cadence tools and design and verification methodologies using a "Do-It-Yourself", a.k.a. DIY, approach.
1. Synchronous Communication Channels for Simulation Acceleration
The acceleration environment consists generally of three major parts: the testbench, the design, and the communication channel. In a simulator, everything runs on the same engine; in simulation acceleration, the testbench runs in the simulator, the design runs in the HW accelerator, and a channel (or bridge) is required to connect the two engines to pass data and maintain appropriate synchronization. Hence, the communication channel plays a pivotal role in the overall acceleration performance.
There are various implementations of the communication channel, its characteristics, and performance considerations. The focus of this RAK is to describe the various interface options to implement the communication channel, their trade-offs, and when to apply them.
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Synchronous Communication Channels for Simulation Acceleration
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2. Compiling Large Netlists with IXCOM-based flow
The passing of netlists through tools tailored to mapping RTL is not always efficient. The sheer size of the netlist in terms of the number of files and the number of modules and design objects can stretch language compilers.
Cadence engineers have authored this new RAK, which describes the essential steps in using the simulation acceleration external netlist compile flow.
Compiling Large Netlists with IXCOM-based flow
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12 July, 2014
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