Beach Solutions® EASI Tools™ Suite 3.8 Design Rule Checker Engine Now Includes More Checks, Graphical Output of Results and a 5x Speed Improvement Over Previous ReleasesSAN JOSE, Calif.-- June 28, 2007
--Beach Solutions, the leading provider of commercial tools to manage addressable registers and auto-generate SoC design integration deliverables, provides a powerful Design Rule Checker (DRC) engine in the new release of the Beach EASI Tools Suite version 3.8.
Architected to handle modern designs containing dozens of cores, the re-engineered DRC engine delivers results five times faster than previous versions to enable the engineer to more quickly check the quality of their designs at any level within the hierarchy, identify and fix specific failures, and release the design to synthesis.Sophisticated Semantic Rule Checks
With an easily extensible set of more than 300 Design Rule Checks, EASI DRC 3.8 checks register and interface specification data for syntax errors, naming inconsistencies, duplicate items or missing reset values. The DRC also includes sophisticated semantic design rule checks that validate objects within context to ensure data integrity. For example, to avoid overlapping registers or illegal accesses, avoid overlapping IP blocks, identify conflicting set/clear registers, flag when a register data width conflicts with address bus width, to name just a few.Graphical Quality Metrics
New graphical and textual IP quality metrics quickly highlight the presence of errors so that designers can immediately identify failures and then follow a hyperlink directly to the source of the error to immediately start working on a fix. EASI DRC pie charts, bar charts and summary tables reflect the success/failure of a data check and can be saved independently as part of a design sign-off or a QA assessment.Security Watermark
Combining the new EASI DRC with the existing watermarking technology, allows the data check process to be controlled and only validate what has changed. This further improves productivity, and acts as a quality stamp that can be interrogated before the auto-generation process ensuring that design files used by development teams are created from proven sound data.
EASI DRC 3.8 is available with both EASI Core™ and EASI SoC™. EASI Core provides graphical data management tools and import utilities to package and deliver an IP block for accelerated integration and subsequent reuse in SoC designs. EASI SoC provides a graphical environment for managing the multi-level hierarchical systems in an SoC and auto-generates Register Transfer Level (RTL) code to describe the memory mapped registers and bus interface for each of the IP cores in a design.About Beach Solutions
Beach Solutions is the leading provider of commercial tools to manage addressable registers and auto-generate SoC design integration deliverables. EASI Tools require no new language support, are simple to use, and fit neatly into existing design flows. Data is centralized in an XML database from which all hardware, software, verification and documentation deliverables are generated. All project team members then work from a common reference to deliver consistent design files throughout all phases of the development.
Further information is available from the Beach Solutions website: http://www.beachsolutions.com