To be Used for Design Verification of its 7nm AI Supercomputer-on-Chip
BANGALORE, India, Dec. 5, 2018 — Valtrix Technologies, an EDA company delivering Design Verification (DV) solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced that Esperanto Technologies has selected Valtrix’s STING DV Platform for design verification of its energy-efficient semiconductor solutions for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) based on the open standard RISC-V instruction set architecture. Esperanto plans to use STING for verifying the architectural compliance and functional correctness of its 7nm AI Supercomputer-on-Chip based on the high-performance ET-Maxion and energy efficient ET-Minion microarchitectures.
“Design verification is a critical aspect for any SoC design, but particularly one with more than a thousand processor cores on a chip,” said Dave Ditzel, president and CEO of Esperanto Technologies. “Esperanto selected STING from Valtrix based on its unique design verification capabilities. The capabilities of the STING design verification platform, plus Valtrix’s prior experience with RISC-V gave us the additional functionality we were looking for,” continued Ditzel.
Shubhodeep Roy Choudhury, CEO of Valtrix, added: “Esperanto is at the forefront of the RISC-V revolution, developing a leading edge solution for advanced AI/ML applications. We are very proud and excited to be partnering with Esperanto to achieve their mission of developing an AI Supercomputer on a Chip.”
STING, a highly versatile design verification tool developed by Valtrix Technologies, can be used to generate and execute different testing workloads (directed/random/algorithmic) on a device-under-test for verifying architectural compliance and testing its functionalities. The test methodology enables portability of stimulus across simulations, in-circuit emulation, FPGA and silicon resulting into a high degree of verification reuse and efficiency.
About Valtrix Technologies
Valtrix Technologies is an EDA company delivering products and solutions for design verification of CPU, IP and SoC implementations. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, the team comprises of experienced professionals from the semiconductor industry with a common goal to enable verification of complex systems at reduced cost and effort. For more information, please visit http://www.valtrix.in and follow Valtrix on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Esperanto Technologies
Esperanto TechnologiesTM develops high-performance, energy-efficient computing solutions for AI/ML/DL based on the open standard RISC-V instruction set architecture. Esperanto is headquartered in Mountain View, California with multiple engineering sites in the US and Europe. Esperanto has brought together a seasoned team of experienced processor and software engineers with the goal of making RISC-V the architecture of choice for compute-intensive applications such as AI and ML. For more information, please visit www.esperanto.ai