Update: Synopsys Expands Security Solutions with Acquisition of Elliptic Technologies (June 29, 2015)
October 5, 2010 – Acton, USA and Ottawa, Canada: Leading global security IP provider Elliptic Technologies today announced that the company has partnered with Carbon Design Systems to translate Elliptic’s portfolio of security IP into system-level models which can be used by SoC architects, hardware and software teams that are working in SystemC environments.
Richard White, President and CEO of Elliptic Technologies commented: “Elliptic has a ten year investment in the development of RTL security hardware cores. Carbon Model Studio lets us rapidly generate Carbon models directly from our portfolio of proven RTL cores without having to manually re-code in SystemC. These hardware-accurate software models help raise the bar for our IP portfolio in front of customers”.
"We are pleased to partner with Elliptic Technology to enable them to provide secure Carbon models of their security IP to customers worldwide. Elliptic is helping customers shorten their design cycles by giving them pre-built system level models to expedite IP evaluation, architecture refinement, pre-silicon firmware debug & system validation", stated Scott Seaton, VP Sales & Marketing at Carbon Design Systems.
The growing complexity of Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) security solutions has driven the need for higher levels of abstraction and modeling. This approach enables complex SoC and system solutions to be modeled, analyzed and designed accurately early in the development cycle. Verification of system architecture and other system-level attributes can be orders of magnitude faster than RTL models. High-level SystemC virtual prototypes have emerged as the de-facto standard but the creation of these cycle-accurate models has been a time consuming and complex engineering task – until now.
Carbon Model Studio allows companies to create high performance system-level models called “Carbon” models directly from RTL. The cycle-accurate models enable SoC architects to rapidly evaluate, analyze and profile the underlying RTL. Software engineers can develop and debug embedded software, firmware, drivers and diagnostics concurrent with hardware development. System integrators can design-in third-party IP, and develop, evaluate and benchmark accurate virtual platforms ahead of full hardware integration or silicon availability. Carbon Model Studio also provides industry-standard interfaces such as PCIe, AHB, AXI, or TLM so that end-users can integrate with interfaces that work best for them.