SANTA CRUZ, Calif. Claiming a significant win for the system-on-chip (SoC) standards organization, the Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) has welcomed Cadence Design Systems into its ranks. Cadence will become a sponsor member and a participant in OCP-IP's working groups.
OCP-IP is working to support and promote the Open Core Protocol, a key element in the interconnect scheme developed by Sonics Inc. The organization promotes OCP as a complete socket standard that allows rapid creation and integration of intellectual property (IP) blocks.
Victor Berman, group director for Cadence's language and standardization strategy, said that the OCP-IP approach helps speed design through the use of standard interfaces that support interoperable IP sockets. As a working group member, he said, Cadence will help develop enhancements and infrastructure support for OCP.
OCP-IP's governi ng steering committee participants include Nokia, Texas Instruments, ST Microelectronics, UMC and Sonics. The general membership roster includes semiconductor, silicon IP, and EDA providers. In addition to Cadence, EDA vendors including Axys, Beach Solutions, CoWare, Esterel Technologies, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, Summit, TNI-Valiosys, and Verisity are OCP-IP members.
Earlier this month, OCP-IP and the Virtual Socket Interface Alliance (VSIA) announced that OCP-IP will chair the VSIA on-chip bus design working group, and will gain a seat on the VSIA technical committee.