Max Albrecht - Texas Instruments
Robert Lessmeier - Texas Instruments
Vincent Thibaut - Magillem Design Services
The IP-XACT standard defined in IEEE 1685 provides an XML schema to capture meta-data of intellectual property (IP), and facilitates design flow automation for specification, design, integration, verification and documentation of complex electronic systems composed of hardware and software. IP-XACT has become an established technology supported by IP and EDA solution providers and semiconductor companies and design centers have adopted IP-XACT for design flow automation.
In this tutorial, different companies active in IP-XACT standardization and usage will share their experiences on the application, capabilities on IP-XACT and explain how it can enrich and complement existing design and integration strategies.
IP provider ARM will demonstrate how they support the IP-XACT eco-system. ARM will present how IP-XACT is used in the IP creation process and how their IP deliveries apply AMBA bus-definitions captured in IP-XACT. With the support of the ARM Socrates tooling, they deliver IP-XACT updates to established IPs. ARM supports the IP-XACT standardisation by providing the M3 Design Start system. They will conclude their presentation with a roadmap update.
EDA solution provider Magillem Design Services will share a global picture on IP-XACT usage in the SoC design domain, and introduce its vision on how IP-XACT is enabling integration of said design into the larger ecosystem. User company Texas instruments will highlight how IP-XACT can simplify and accelerate cross-functional alignment throughout the incremental phases of IP or SoC development. Furthermore, the long-term benefits of an IP-XACT-based automation flow will be shown on the example of customer-facing documentation and CMSIS-compliant software collaterals.