Arteris Articles

Design & Reuse: Traceability for Embedded Systems

Paul Graykowski, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at Arteris IP authored this Design & Reuse article:

Traceability for Embedded Systems

February 3rd, 2022 - By Paul Graykowski

Maintaining connection between requirements and implementation is where traceability for embedded systems can show value. 

 

In an embedded system, the hardware/software interface (HSI) is a representation of requirements between hardware and software development teams. This description elaborates a huge wealth of detail in memory and IP register offsets, bitfields and detailed behavior specifications. In this representation, at least some aspects must be met precisely. This expectation is especially important because many designs must work with legacy software, not only to minimize development time but also to preserve reliability. A new device replacing one from a different vendor must often mirror all or most of the original HSI. In this context, capturing those requirements and using traceability to track compliance through development becomes a clear advantage.

To learn more about traceability and Arteris Harmony Trace, please download this technical paper: https://www.arteris.com/download-reinventing-traceability-arteris-harmony-trace-paper

Topics: network-on-chip arteris ip verification SoCs RTL UVM compliance EDA traceability NoCs Arteris IP (AIP) validation Arteris Harmony Trace Paul Graykowski Design&Reuse HSI

Semiconductor Engineering: Verification Signoff Beyond Coverage

Paul Graykowski, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at Arteris IP authored this Semiconductor Engineering article:

Verification Signoff Beyond Coverage

February 3rd, 2022 - By Paul Graykowski

Ensuring implementation and verification match the customer's requirements.


A common design view of verification signoff is to start with a comprehensive verification plan, covering every requirement defined among specifications and use-cases, the architectural definition, and any other relevant documents. Tests are then developed to cover every feature of the verification plan. Those tests are run and debugged, and identified issues are addressed within the design. This process iterates until the agreed level of coverage is met. Functional coverage is the metric by which this process is gauged, and it works well within its scope. The major electronic design automation (EDA) vendors have tools to run simulations, accumulate coverage statistics, and help further advance those metrics. But this is not the whole story in signoff.

To learn more about traceability and Arteris Harmony Trace, please download this technical paper: https://www.arteris.com/download-reinventing-traceability-arteris-harmony-trace-paper

Topics: network-on-chip automotive semiconductor engineering arteris ip verification SoCs compliance EDA traceability NoCs Arteris IP (AIP) validation Arteris Harmony Trace Paul Graykowski

EDN: System Architect: Blueprint of a New Job in Semiconductor Industry

Isabelle Geday, VP and GM of IP Deployment at Arteris IP is quoted with EDN's editor-in-chief, Majeed Ahmad in this new article:

System Architect: Blueprint of a New Job in Semiconductor Industry

January 26th, 2022 - By Majeed Ahmad


According to Isabelle Geday, VP and GM of IP deployment at Arteris IP, the job requires a system-oriented mindset, which calls for a holistic approach to ensure the success of the designed systems. “A systems architect needs to have a strong understanding of design and verification and master key aspects for the targeted application and domain.” It also encompasses safety, security and performance, which must be considered at the system level—in the definition of its architecture—to be addressed efficiently.

Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip automotive iso26262 arteris ip communications Isabelle Geday EDN Semiconductors defense Arteris IP (AIP) system-on-ships

SemiWiki: Business Considerations in Traceability

Bernard Murphy (SemiWiki) gets an update from Arteris IP on why businesses may be increasing pushed to support traceability.

Business Considerations in Traceability 

January 26, 2022 - Bernard Murphy

Traceability as an emerging debate around hardware is gaining a lot of traction. As a reminder, traceability is the need to support a disciplined ability to trace from initial OEM requirements down through the value chain to implementation support and confirmed verification in software and hardware. Demand for traceability appears most commonly in safety-critical applications, from automotive and rail to mil-aero. In process industries such as petroleum, petrochemical and pharmaceutical, to power plants and machinery safety-related controls. And that’s just established applications. The more we push the IoT envelope, Industry 4.0, smart cities and homes, the more cannot-fail products we will inevitably create. Safety, reliability, regulations and even simply managing complex and varied requirements from customers have implications for traceability support.
 
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Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip semiconductor automotive arteris ip semiwiki ip-xact compliance noc interconnect design teams Arteris IP Harmony Trace Paul Graykowski Jama software ISO 14971