NetSpeed and Magillem Partner to Enable Seamless IP Integration of Cache Coherent NOC IP

  • 1st Jun 2016

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - June 01, 2016) - Magillem, the leading provider of front-end design XML solutions and NetSpeed Systems, the supplier of the latest generation of on-chip network IP, are partnering to ease integration of semiconductor IP for heterogeneous and cache-coherent system-on-chip (SoC) architecture designs. NetSpeed has selected the Magillem Checker suite, the most comprehensive IEEE1685 test suite available, to certify that the IP-XACT files generated by its network-on-chip (NoC) platform are compliant with the industry standard.

Today's SoC design teams face challenges resulting from growing chip complexity, reduced time to market windows, and rising density of IP on SoCs. The NoC communication IP, being at the center of most SoCs plays a major role in the success of the integration process. To ease the challenges associated with SoC integration, NetSpeed supports the IEEE 1685 with its plug and play IP capabilities in its NoC fabric.

The IEEE1685/IP-XACT description allows an immediate understanding of the NoC characteristics and enables automation of integration in large-scale SoC platforms, streamlining the entire process. This is mainly achieved by automating port and bus interface level connections and by validating the design intent for the end-to-end connectivity, memory map and register-level hardware and software interfaces.

"The NetSpeed-Magillem partnership will transform a tedious manual integration process into a seamless automated flow, reducing both design time and project risk for our mutual customers," said Sundari Mitra, CEO at NetSpeed.

"NetSpeed and Magillem demonstrate with their innovative solutions that the exploding design complexity can be harnessed with the latest generation of tool automation," said Isabelle Geday, CEO at Magillem.

The partnership will help strengthen the high quality of NetSpeed's IP packages. Additionally, the companies will also leverage Magillem's ESL expertise and ESL tools to explore solutions for the integration of NetSpeed IP into virtual platforms described using SystemC TLM.

About Magillem

Magillem, a member of the ARM Connected Community, a board member of ACCELLERA, has developed an easy to use, IP-XACT based state-of-the-art platform solution to cover electronic systems design flow challenges in a context where complexity, interoperability, and design re-use are becoming critical issues to manage design cycle time of SOC. The company is headquartered in Paris, France, with offices in Grenoble, Sophia Antipolis, New York, Austin, Dallas, San Jose, (USA), Bristol (UK) and Tokyo (Japan). Magillem has a presence in 12 countries including Israel, Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore, India. Customers include the first tier SoC and FPGA manufacturers worldwide. Magillem is a public company traded on the Euronext Market (FR0010827741).

About NetSpeed Systems, Inc. 
NetSpeed Systems provides scalable, coherent on-chip network IPs to SoC designers for a wide range of markets from mobile to high-performance computing and networking. NetSpeed's on-chip network platform delivers significant time-to-market advantages through a system-level approach, a high level of user-driven automation and state-of-the-art algorithms. NetSpeed Systems was founded in 2011 and is led by seasoned executives from the semiconductor and networking industries. The company is funded by top-tier investors from Silicon Valley. It is based in San Jose, California and has additional research and development facilities in Asia. Visit

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