Solving Multi-Core Design Challenges With Safety Support

The key challenges in developing multi-core ASICs include managing complexity, power optimization, inter-core communication, synchronization, verification, testing, and performance optimization while ensuring scalability, reliability, and integration ease.

Ncore™ solves these challenges with a production-proven, highly configurable, and efficient coherent NoC interconnect IP solution. Ncore offers unique value by being engineered to support ISO 26262 designs that, once certified, will ensure reliable operation in safety-critical applications with functional safety compliance.

The combined use of Ncore IP and FlexNoC IP in an ASIC design delivers unparalleled performance optimization, scalability, and system integration, enabling robust cache coherence, efficient communication, and flexibility, leading to market differentiation and accelerated time-to-market.

SoC Developers

The Only Multi-Protocol AMBA CHI and ACE Cache Coherent NoC​

Empowers SoC developers to create high-performance coherent SoC

Scalable

Scalable

Ncore provides a high-bandwidth, low-latency interconnect fabric for efficient communication between different components of an SoC, offering scalable performance and power efficiency from small embedded systems to large multi-billion transistor designs.

Configurable

Configurable

Multi-protocol coherency gives choice and reuse for legacy and future IP support. CHI-E, CHI-B and ACE coherent agent interfaces allow multiple initiator IPs to be connected to the same Ncore.

Safe

Safe

ISO certified by an external assessor to ensure Ncore readiness for use in ISO 26262-compliant chips from ASIL B to ASIL D requirements provided by Safety and Reliability product options.

Ncore Key Features

  • Highly scalable system
  • True heterogeneous coherency
  • Configurable network and topologies
  • Configurable snoop filters
  • IO cache and system memory cache
  • Lower power consumption
  • Functional safety
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Debug & trace/monitoring
Ncore Key Features

Ncore Product Benefits

Higher Frequencies, Lower Latencies

Higher Frequencies, Lower Latencies

Use of multiple configurable snoop filters to accommodate different cache organization

Lower Power Consumption

Lower Power Consumption

Fewer off-chip main memory accesses resulting in lower power consumption

Smaller Die Area

Smaller Die Area

Fewer wire using optimal NoC transport layer

Easy Configuration

Easy Configuration

Ncore adapts to each coherent agent’s behavior and characteristics

Automated Verification

Automated Verification

Saving hundreds of hours of work over manual verification generation

Shorter Schedules

Shorter Schedules

Fewer iteration loops

Read more about why we are unique on our NoC Technology page.

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