SoC Software Gets Significant Updates

SoC Software Gets Significant Updates

The latest version of UltraSoC’s advanced semiconductor IP and software tools for SoC development, debug, optimization and hardware security includes extended support for data analytics and visualization, improved performance monitoring and system optimization capabilities, enhanced integration with third-party tool-chains, improved support for functional safety applications, and General Availability (GA) of new analytics and communications IP. Many of the new capabilities and features are in software and tools – particularly in interfacing and supporting standard development environments. Specifically, these include:

• Richer support for analytics and visualization, leading to the use of “Big Data” techniques for debugging and development
• New tools and analysis capabilities to assist in performance monitoring and system optimization
• Enhanced support for developers using Python scripts to interact with UltraSoC IP for post-processing, analytics and visualization
• Migration to Eclipse version 4.5 (“Mars”) with all the capabilities that come from an industry standard IDE
• Support for the GDB industry standard open-source debugger
• Direct integration with Lauterbach’s industry standard TRACE32 development environment
• Direct integration with the new version of CEVA’s toolchain for CEVA DSP

New hardware and semiconductor IP capabilities include:

• Enhanced Processor Analytic Modules to interface to MIPS and CEVA cores for debugging, trace and run-control. These complement the existing ARM and Xtensa core support
• Capability to support other cores, including the open-source RISC V core
• Support for ECC, parity and check sum logic, important for high-reliability systems. This is a key part of UltraSoC’s capabilities to support functional safety, automotive and ISO26262
• General availability of the new Universal Streaming Communicator (USC) that enables a variety of interface and communication systems to the SoC, including serial wire debug style communication and a high speed SerDes interface

UltraSoC Technologies Ltd.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 422133

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