CoreLink™ AMBA® Designer (ADR-400) makes it faster to configure CoreLink NIC-400 and CoreSight SoC-400, and applies captured designer knowledge when specifying configuration parameters in order to reduce risk.
Accelerating AMBA Protocol-Based Design
Configuring and stitching together complex IP components manually is a time consuming process, which in turn introduces further complexity when ensuring the compatibility of interface parameters such as write interleaving and acceptance depths, bus widths, ID widths etc.
The AMBA Designer (ADR-400) tool provides a single common front end for configuring and integrating System IP and other ARM IP. The main benefits from this approach comprise rapid, error free configuration using intelligent configuration tools, and correct by construction connection of ports using the IP-XACT interface standard.
ADR-400 outputs configured Verilog RTL along with industry standard IP-XACT descriptions for ease of integration into third party design and implementation tools.
Once a component is generated it can also be added to the ADR-400 component library to maximize re-use. Stitching together of multiple components is supported in a hierarchical manner.
Lessons from the field - IP/SoC integration techniques that work
This paper presents a standards-based IP integration methodology. The solution presented combines the standardization of IP interfaces with a corresponding rules-based integration methodology that leverages these interfaces to provide rapid and high-quality IP integration. The capabilities, benefits and limitations of using IP-XACT to standardize configurable IP are explored, as well as how the industry is really using the IP-XACT standard.
IP-XACT Standardized IP Interfaces for Rapid IP Integration
This white paper will focus on the IP interface standardization mechanisms available in IP-XACT and provides detail on the constructs involved including bus interfaces, bus definitions and port mapping. It will also provide an overview of the standardization of Hardware/Software interfaces including memory-maps, registers and bitfields.
Solving Next Generation IP Configurability
This white paper will preset the various types and complexities of IP configurability and how these can be managed effectively using IP-XACT and other means. It will also provide an overview of what is currently being done in the industry and demonstrate different types of configurability solutions.