Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced the availability of Platform Architect with Multicore Optimization Technology, a new solution for performance analysis and early definition of multicore system architectures in SystemC. Using Platform Architect with Multicore Optimization Technology, designers of SoCs, chipsets, and systems can capture hardware/software performance models of multicore system architectures in the early concept phase for robust performance measurement and trade-off analysis, months prior to software availability.
The new Multicore Optimization Technology enables Platform Architect users to create task-driven workload models of the end-product application, known as task-graphs, enabling analysis and optimization of hardware/software partitioning and system performance. After hardware/software partitioning is finalized, architects reuse the same task-graphs and task-driven traffic for SoC-level architecture exploration and IP selection, as well as interconnect and memory subsystem performance optimization. Benefits include optimized multicore system performance, shorter evaluation times and faster time-to-market.