HSIN-CHU, TAIWAN – June 16, 2009
– Socle Technology Corporation, a professional SoC platform solution and service provider, today announced to adopt “Socle SoC Platform Core Compiler”, an automation platform core generation and verification environment, as a tool to accelerate customer’s SoC platform design at front end to shorten the IP integration, verification, and iteration time period. Meanwhile, it still keeps high quality, lowers the risk, and enables faster time-to-market for customer SoC.
SoC design is getting more and more complicated in advanced nodes. The rapid evolution of consumer’s demand also drives the need of extending functionalities of electronic devices. While pursuing high efficiency and high quality, the SoC design difficulties are rising synchronously. The bridging buses have become a matrix in advanced node design. Socle adopts this proprietary automation environment, Socle SoC Platform Core Compiler, under IP-XACT protocol to greatly save IP integration time as well as minimize possible errors and shorten iteration time period. It hence saves 70% time and still delivers high quality design to customer.
For instance, the bus matrix in ARM11 core, which has been applied in a number of high-end consumer electronics, is 4×4 or 4×5. Without automatic integrating environment, it could take 6~8 weeks, or even months, to accomplish ARM11 platform core integration. By adopting Platform Core Compiler, Socle is able to control the time period of IP integration and verification within 2~3 weeks and quickly proceed to next phase, SoC implementation.
Socle SoC Platform Core Compiler not only shortens IP integration time but also lowers the risk with its graphical user interface. Furthermore, if customers would like to modify or reuse the IPs, this compiler also makes it possible and efficient. It truly enables more design flexibility for customer’s design.
Socle extensively applies SoC Platform Core Compiler in customers’ platform designs, plus sequential Verification Platform and Socle proprietary SoC-ImP® for implementation tasks, it guarantees customer to obtain faster and higher quality design from specification, configuration, IP integration, verification, to implementation. With Socle’s comprehensive design experiences and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd’s production capability and capacity in advanced technologies, Socle customer could expect less RD efforts and shorter time-to-market for its application SoC.About Socle
Socle Technology Corporation, founded in 2001 and invested by Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. in June 2008 as a strategic partner, is well-recognized as a leading-edge provider of SoC design and implementation services as well as an architect for more complicated SoC design technology in advanced process nodes. Socle has developed some of the best ARM hardcore and ARM embedded SoC platform among ARM solution providers worldwide. For the best design service with the one-stop-shop convenience, Socle works closely with Chartered and other world-class partners of IP, EDA, and assembly and testing. Socle website: www.socle-tech.com