Today's IP cores are designed with many different interfaces and communication protocols. Crux Interconnect IP offers NetSpeed Streaming Interface Protocol (NSIP), a flexible and simple interface that can connect to any third-party or proprietary IP.
Crux includes the NetSpeed Streaming Interface Protocol (NSIP). NSIP connects a streaming host port device to the NoC via a streaming bridge.
This configuration allows higher performance without the need for third-party compliance, making it suitable for IP with proprietary protocols.
Crux is a scalable and reusable SoC interconnect platform that automates IP integration,
eliminates deadlocks and improves quality of results.
Top semiconductor companies use Crux as the underlying fabric architecture platform. It delivers scalable performance as the number of IP blocks in an SoC increases.
Mix and match IP cores from multiple vendors. Integrate hundreds of IP blocks on a single SoC to deliver the maximum performance across product families and product generations.
Use NetSpeed's sophisticated design tooling infrastructure provided with Crux to customize, optimize and automate SoC front-end architecture and design process.
Architected and designed to reduce wiring congestion and achieve timing closure the first time.
Traditional way of designing interconnect fabric is with a Visio-like approach followed by a disconnected backend implementation process. Crux tackles the challenges of SoC interconnect design in a physically aware method.
Crux packetizes data for on-chip communication reducing number of wires by 50%. It also optimizes every buffer in the design. The net result is reduced physical congestion paving way for easy place-and-route.
Being physically aware ensures that wiring congestions does not occur late in the design cycle and appropriate number of buffers and pipeline stages are present at various fabric channels to enable smooth backend design.
Crux comes with NocStudio, NetSpeed’s SoC development platform. Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, NocStudio delivers the extreme performance next-gen applications need. NocStudio includes tools that enable architects to design, configure and simulate Crux as well as evaluate multiple SoC architectures.
Support for industry standard IP protocols, and custom proprietary protocols.
Robust, configurable end-to-end QoS schemes: Bandwidth allocation, strict non-blocking priority levels, rate limiters.
Up to 32 virtual networks support in the NoC; Virtual channels are allocated to ensure QoS, deadlock avoidance and bandwidth intent satisfaction.
Adapts to floorplan and uses placement information to automate timing closure and thus creates a design that is ready for first-pass timing closure.
Support for multiple power domains, voltage domains through industry standard power control interface to support management of power state transitions.
Customize every component of the interconnect from IP interface to routers to topology and interface links using NocStudio.
Graph theory based approach and formal techniques to ensure an application level deadlock-free interconnect solution.
Sophisticated multi-tiered security and firewall support.
Integrated performance simulator that empowers architects to understand the tradeoffs among power, performance, and area with real-time feedback.
Integrated architectural exploration platform simulates various application use-cases and industry benchmarks.
Optimize either memory sub-systems and complete SoC systems using end-to-end bandwidth, latency and power tradeoff metrics.
Powerful data analytics tools that provide insights on the performance and power bottlenecks in the system.
Perform power, performance,area tradeoff analysis with realtime feedback on SoC bandwidth, latency and power.
Learn more about the SoC end applications where Crux can be used
Build Robust and Ultra Low Latency Designs that Adapt to Changing Workloads
Deliver Ultra High Performance to Packet Processing Based Networking Designs
Create the Wow! User Experience in a Fast Moving Mobile Market
Build Big Data and Hyperscale Storage for Better Performance and Manageability
Generate Vibrant Digital Home, Set Top Box and Next-Gen Gaming Consoles
Accelerate Advanced Automotive Systems with Reliable Fault Tolterant Designs
Create the Next Generation of Ultra Low Power IoT Retail and Industrial Devices
Create Reference Platforms and Custom Designs Across Market Segments Rapidly
Learn more about our customer’s experience with our technology
"This is the way SoC design should be done. NetSpeed’s synthesis engine delivers lower latency by optimizing the design for the specific workloads"
"The speed of NocStudio is amazing. Within minutes, I was able to generate NoC from specification. This completely redefined my architecture and opened up my entire design space"
"What took my team 6 months of painstaking excel sheets, we can do that in minutes with NetSpeed’s Interconnect Synthesis Engine - NocStudio"
"NetSpeed method is architecting for physical design. The NoC place-and-routed beautifully and was timing clean the first time"
"Highly flexible configuration tool with many traffic scenarios modeled. It has rich set of enterprise-level RAS features along with performance/design related outputs for architects."
"This is the way interconnect design should be done. NetSpeed’s interconnect synthesis delivers lower latency by optimizing the design for the specific workloads"
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