This paper provides insight into the novel solutions used to build SoCs targeting increased productivity in a complex environment. Design of such SoCs relies on multi-team, multi-site cooperation and data exchange. The data exchange, made possible though descriptions based on The SPIRIT Consortium's IP-XACTtrade specification and the automation for its processing, forms the basis of the approach. Initially, the specification focused at IP reuse; this has now been extended to SoC subsystem exchange. This paper also describes state-of-the-art subsystem design automation and improvement opportunities, based on a close collaboration between NXP Semiconductors and Mentor Graphics. We do not cover all the aspects of reuse but mainly stress the concurrent engineering process.
Proceedings of the conference on Design, automation and test in Europe
assembly,concurrent engineering,electronic design automation,job shop scheduling,process design,design process,system on chip,data exchange,productivity,graphics,automation,documentation,design automation
Graphics,Data exchange,System on a chip,Concurrent engineering,Reuse,Computer science,Automation,Real-time computing,Electronic design automation,Process design