PORTLAND, ORE — (July 6, 2004)
— Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP), the association providing a common standard for intellectual property core interfaces, or sockets, that facilitate "plug and play" SOC design, today announced that Prosilog SA, a leading provider of innovative solutions for SoC design and verification, has won the Outstanding Contributor of the Year award for 2004.
Prosilog was a key contributor to the development of OCP 2.0 compliant transactional models implemented in SystemC. The models standardize the way OCP-based communication is modeled at various abstraction levels, and their availability ensures increased model interoperability and reusability. Work on the project was spearheaded by Nokia, with key contributions from Prosilog, Sonics Inc. and Synopsys. The models provide an OCP point-to-point channel model for SystemC, which can be used to connect SystemC behavioral models with each other, as well as to complex interconnect models. The latest version of the OCP 2.0 compliant SystemC transaction model library now contains an easy-to-use OCP API.
The channel model is based on a generic communication channel released by the OCP-IP working group to the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI), and is user customizable. The data interface models are now available to members and non-members alike through the OCP-IP Web site at www.ocpip.org/socket/systemc. The excellent work by the System Level Design Group has led to an agreement between OCP-IP and OSCI to develop future generations of TLMs that are truly shared and common within the industry.
“OCP has a robust, thriving infrastructure driven by many independent companies providing leading-edge services and products,” said Ian Mackintosh. “We are proud of the tremendous work completed by Prosilog and our System-Level Design Working Group. We are pleased to present Prosilog with the Outstanding Contributor Award for 2004 and look forward to continued collaboration in the future.”
“The new transactional channel brings us even greater system-level model interoperability and reusability as a part of the OCP socket; Prosilog’s contribution was key to the development of the transactional models,” said Anssi Haverinen, senior specialist at Nokia Technology Platforms. “It was a pleasure leading the collaboration between such productive members of OCP-IP’s System-Level Design Working Group.”
“ It is a great honor for Prosilog to receive this award from OCP-IP says Yann Bajot, Project Manager for the OCP developments at Prosilog. It is a major recognition from the SoC design community, of the technical expertise that has been built within our company. We are looking forward to contributing actively in addressing some of the new challenges which are being raised with the emerging System Level Design methodologies.” About OCP-IP
The OCP International Partnership Association, Inc. (OCP-IP) was announced in December 2001 to promote and support the open core protocol (OCP) as the complete socket standard that ensures rapid creation and integration of interoperable virtual components. OCP-IP's Governing Steering Committee participants are: Nokia [NYSE: NOK], Texas Instruments [NYSE: TXN], STMicroelectronics [NYSE: STM], United Microelectronics Corporation [NYSE: UMC], Toshiba Semiconductor Group (including Toshiba America TAEC), Sonics, and other industry leading companies. OCP-IP is a non-profit corporation delivering the first fully supported, openly licensed core-centric protocol that comprehensively fulfills system-level integration requirements. The OCP facilitates IP core reusability and reduces design time and risk, along with manufacturing costs for SoC designs. VSIA endorses the OCP socket, and OCP-IP is an Adoption Group of the VSI Alliance. For additional background and membership information, visit www.OCPIP.org
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