System Realization is a very broad topic. It encompasses all aspects of system
design, from chips to chassis. In particular, innovations in software are driving
changes in the value chain, as highlighted in the EDA360 industry vision
document. In order to foster industry innovation and ease customer adoption
challenges, Cadence is collaborating with a collection of tool, IP, service and
training providers. Each company is collaborating with Cadence to help
customers adopt more productive system level design and verification
methodologies. You can find a complete list of these companies and a
description about the collaboration at www.cadence.com/alliances/system_realization.
The hardware and software tool providers are working with Cadence to
improve interoperability, document flows, and recommend optimal methodologies.
They include ARM, Calypto, Imperas, and Wind River. IP companies are working with
Cadence to create system-level IP for design and verification to enable more
reuse and higher productivity design and verification flows. Companies leading the way in this category are ARM and Silicon Hive. The services companies are, or will be, trained to provide expert-level services to customers who want to ramp adoption rapidly and increase project
success. There are five service providers in Japan, as well as ASTC,
CircuitSutra, and XtremeEDA. Training companies are aligning
their various courses and materials to educate students about the additional
details of the TLM Design and Verification methodology. Doulos is one company that's leading the way.
TLM Design and Verification is an important aspect for System Realization
and EDA360. It is a connection point between system architecture, software
development, and hardware development. The high productivity path to silicon
from TLM will greatly reduce costs and increase IP reuse for chip development.
It also enables earlier software development and system integration, thus facilitating the creation of application-driven system development solutions.
Collaborations are founded upon the TLM-driven Design and Verification methodology, extending it as needed for their particular domain. The TLM methodology
is also documented in a newly released book by Cadence.
Only a broad-ranging alliance can span the scope of system development. With
the System Realization Alliance, Cadence is investing in enabling a truly open
system development solution that fosters innovation and benefits the entire
industry. Some of these companies have been working with Cadence previously and
are extending the scope to include new areas of System Realization. Others are
new collaborators, and we expect many exciting things from our work with all
of them. I welcome them and thank them for their efforts to improve System
Realization for the industry.