Blue Pearl Software Inc.
Blue Pearl Software Inc. provides products that automate the generation of timing constraints, validate existing timing constraints and check functional design issues at the functional or register transfer level (RTL) of the digital chip design flow.
Blue Pearl Software: HDL Creator File vs Design. Blue Pearl Software’s CDC Analysis Just Got a Whole Lot Faster - Blue Pearl Software Inc. Announcing Visual Verification Suite 2017.3 SANTA CLARA, California – Nov 8, 2017 – Blue Pearl Software, Inc., the leading provider of design automation software for ASIC, FPGA and IP RTL verification, today announced immediate availability of the Visual Verification Suite 2017.3.
The Visual Verification Suite provides an advanced integrated RTL debugging, constraint generation and clock domain crossing analysis and debug environment, so that designers can verify as they code. With the suite, RTL developers produce the highest level of quality code, in the least amount of time. It is proven to help avoid costly and time-consuming design re-spins due to simulation vs. hardware mismatches, structural issues, invalid constraints and metastability issues. The new release provides updates to the suites Analyze RTL’s advanced static and formal analysis, Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) analysis and the Management Dashboard tools. Availability: Blue Pearl Software: HDL Creator Advanced Selection. Events - Blue Pearl Software Inc. Blue Pearl Software: HDL Creator Block Editing.
Blue Pearl Software: HDL Creator Line Endings. Computer & Circuit Design Program. Advanced Technologies for IP and FPGA Verification Blue Pearl Software is an electronic design automation (EDA) company that offers a unique and powerful approach to improving the process of designing computer chips or integrated circuits (ICs) which power electronic systems such as iPOD’s, cell-phones, PDA’s, and PC’s.
The convergence of computer, communications and consumer markets drives greater functionality chips that use continually improving fabrication technologies which allow hundreds of millions of transistors to be integrated on a single silicon chip cost effectively, posing significant design challenges. It is best to implement a new chip design from an accurate specification and allow the tools in the ASIC or FPGA chip design flow to follow the comprehensive and complete specifications.
Blue Pearl Software: HDL Creator Block Comments. Blue Pearl Software: HDL Creator Brace Matching. Products - Chip Design Process , Electronic Design Tools & Process. Debugging Environment - Blue Pearl Software. Overview Only designers who make no mistakes can avoid debugging.
The question is, how fast can you debug? That depends largely on how clearly the issues identified by your tools are presented. A good debugging environment can save hours of frustration and tedium. To quickly find pre-simulation and synthesis problems in chip designs, designer use RTL lint. Blue Pearl Software: HDL Creator Syntax Highlighting. Events - Blue Pearl Software Inc. Cross-viewing improves ASIC & FPGA debug efficiency - Blue Pearl Software Inc. We introduced the philosophy behind the Blue Pearl Software suite of tools for front-end analysis of ASIC & FPGA designs in a recent post.
As we said in that discussion, effective automation helps find and remedy issues as each re-synthesis potentially turns up new defects. Why do Blue Pearl users say their tool suite is easier to use than other linting and CDC tools? An effective ASIC & FPGA design flow integrates analysis tools with the main EDA environment, minimizes jumping back and forth between tools, but allows flexibility in how results are obtained. In what Blue Pearl terms “continuous integration”, code review is automated to a manageable rule set so coding standards are enforceable across teams and projects.
While automated testing is fast and thorough, the key to productivity is how debug information is managed and resolved. FPGA tools for more predictive needs in critical - Blue Pearl Software Inc. “Find bugs earlier.”
Every software developer has heard that mantra. In many ways, SoC and FPGA design has become very similar to software development – but in a few crucial ways, it is very different. Those differences raise a new question we should be asking about uncovering defects: earlier than when? Structured development methodology was a breakthrough in computing, leading to the idea of structured programming and modular approaches to code. Systems engineers banished “goto” statements and embraced data flow diagrams, defining system inputs and outputs that can in turn be exploded into more detailed low-level functions with their inputs and outputs defined.
Blue Pearl Software: HDL Creator Auto Completion. Advanced Clock Environment (ACE) Overview Blue Pearl Software’s ACE offers the capability to visualize clocks and asynchronous clock domain crossings in RTL designs to help users analyze their design for CDC metastability.
The Advanced Clock Environment (ACE) tool solves the iterative and reactive CDC setup problem experienced by designers. It is used before running a CDC analysis. With ACE, designers can clearly see if clocks are not in the intended domains and make corrections before in-depth CDC analysis. Blue Pearl Software: HDL Creator Folding. Clock Domain Crossing ( CDC ) - Blue Pearl Software Inc. Overview The Blue Pearl Software Suite offers the capability to analyze ASIC and FPGA designs for Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) issues: – Finds places in design that don’t have CDC synchronization that cause metastability– Identifies CDC synchronization types – Has IP block modeling capability that reduces complexity and accommodates lack of model availability– Has reports and schematic to understand and debug CDC synchronization– Easy setup by identifying clocks and FPGA clock generators.– CDC is an option to Analyze RTL™, the base product within the software suite.
Blue Pearl Software: HDL Creator Auto Indent. Blue Pearl Software: HDL Creator Block Indent. Blue Pearl Software: HDL Creator Overview. What Makes a Great Verification Methodology - Blue Pearl Software Inc. Today’s modern Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools are built to solve the most challenging of design problems.
For IP, FPGA and ASIC design, most tools are developed leveraging modern software development methodologies such as Agile software design. Many also implement their software using languages that foster code reuse such as OOAD. EDA vendors, including Blue Pearl, use these techniques to improve the tools development cycle and quality assurance.
One of the missions of Blue Pearl, has always been to try to enable modern software techniques for RTL hardware designers. HDL Creator Accelerates RTL and Test Bench Generation - Blue Pearl Software Inc. Blue Pearl’s HDL Creator smart-editor verifies over 2000 syntax and coding standards as you code, reducing time consuming design iterations.
SANTA CLARA, California – Oct 09, 2018 – Blue Pearl Software, Inc., a leading provider of design automation software for ASIC, FPGA and IP RTL verification, today announced public access of its all new HDL Creator™ smart-editor along with a free 14-day trail and promotional offering. HDL Creator is ideal for developers coding both RTL and test benches who are seeking to enhance productivity, predictability and code quality for complex FPGAs, ASICs, and IP designs. Unlike standard editors such as VI, EMACs and Notepad++, HDL Creator provides advanced real-time analysis to find and fix complex issues, such as compilation and missing dependencies. In addition, HDL Creator provides over 2000 real-time syntax and company specific coding standards checks along with graphical visualization features to help understand and debug new and legacy code.
Events - Blue Pearl Software Inc. Vivado. Blue Pearl Software Accelerates FPGA Implementation The Blue Pearl Software Suite works with the Xilinx Vivado™ Design Suite running on Windows and Linux platforms.
Our solution for RTL analysis includes linting, clock domain crossing (CDC) and automatic Synopsys Design Constraint (SDC) generation. With our SDCs, we make the synthesis and place and route phases of FPGA design implementation more efficient. User Grey Cell™ methodology from Blue Pearl Software. Growth of IP-based designs As design complexity escalates, designers increasingly rely on commercial or existing IPs to meet project deadlines rather than designing everything from scratch. According to Semico Research, over the next couple of years, the number of IPs per design will increase from an average of 50 to a staggering 180. The difficulty of IP integration and design verification will undoubtedly grow exponentially.
Even today, many design teams complain that it takes too long for integration and verification using existing methodologies. Leading cause of metastability Designs today integrate components/IPs from many sources that operate with independent clocks with different frequency and phase relationship. Where Does RTL lint tool fit in my design flow? Working with ASIC and particularly FPGA designers, I’m frequently asked if finding bugs using existing simulation or emulation tools is sufficient. The short answer is “Yes”,but it’s not always the most efficient. As design sizes increase but schedules do not expand to match, designers find themselves frustrated by spending too much time looking at simulation results or on bench testing to find bugs. Recently a mil aerospace customer lamented that, aside from enduring the process of re-planning and resetting schedules, and the risk of having a project cancelled for being 2+ weeks late, it’s very embarrassing to explain to management that the mistake turned out to be just some unconnected nets that could easily have been found by a lint tool in mere minutes.
Tcl scripts and managing messages in ASIC & FPGA debug. Our previous Blue Pearl post looked at the breadth of contextual visualization capability in the GUI to speed up debug. Two other important aspects of the ASIC & FPGA pre-synthesis workflow are automating analysis with scripts and managing the stream of messages produced. Let’s look at these aspects in the latest Blue Pearl 2016.1 release. An important aspect to regression testing is to run exactly the same tests as a design is iterated.
The solution is scripting, automating the types and sequence of analysis with a saved file for execution. Tcl is a powerful scripting language popular in EDA circles, and rather than stay with their own syntax Blue Pearl has chosen to migrate their tools entirely onto Tcl. Events. The Value of High Reliability RTL for FPGA Design. John Molyneux, COO & Senior VP Sales and Marketing, Blue Pearl Software Introduction Today’s FPGA designs are typically developed by assembling between 50 to 100 unique IP blocks to form a complete System on Chip (SoC) including embedded processors, high speed serial interfaces, analog, signal processing and control logic.
These systems are large, complex and partitioned into multiple clock domains and reset structures required to interface and control the various subsystem and reduce overall system level power. FPGA designers, developing these advance SoCs, must not only develop functionally correct RTL, they must also meet conditions for downstream interoperability within the overall system.
To reduce design risk and schedule slips, RTL code must be free of design errors, adhere to industry and corporate best practices, be free of dead code and unreachable finite state machine (FSM) states, in addition to having synchronized clock domains crossings to ensure metastability. Summary. Adam Taylor’s MicroZed Chronicles, Part 227: Blue Pearl Visual Verification Suite automates design checking to improve design quality. Over the last couple of weeks, we have examined how we can debug our designs using Micrium’s μC/Probe (Post 1 and Post 2) or with the JTAG to AXI Bridge. However, the best way to minimize time spent debugging is to generate high quality designs in the first place. We can then focus on ensuring that the design functionality is as specified instead of hunting bugs. To improve the quality of our design, there are several things we can do that help us achieve timing closure and identify design issues and bugs: Review code to ensure that it not only complies with coding and design standards and to catch functional issues earlier in the design stage.Ensure compliance with device/tool-chain-recommended coding standards—for example the Xilinx Ultrafast design methodology.Correctly constrain the design for clocks, multicycle, and false paths.Analyze CDCs (Clock Domain Crossings) to ensure that all CDCs are correctly handled.Perform detailed simulation to test corner cases and boundary conditions.
Improving the quality of spacecraft RTL using HDL linting. If you have ever aspired to write out-of-this-world RTL, there’s never been a better time as satellites, spacecraft, landers, and rovers are increasingly using FPGAs and ASICs in their sub-systems. Some recent peer-reviews have highlighted poor coding techniques that have resulted in space-electronics failures, e.g. a $1M CubeSat becoming inoperable by getting trapped in a finite state machine’s dead state. HDL linting, including structural static analysis, can check the quality of RTL before simulation, synthesis, and implementation, and has proven to be so effective in identifying bad practices for high-reliability applications that some satellite manufacturers now mandate their HDL programmers lint files before they are formally checked-in.
The run time is significantly shorter than logic simulation and it can be performed early in the design cycle, where mistakes are less expensive, and while RTL is being developed, without requiring an exhaustive testbench. Events. Cross-viewing improves ASIC & FPGA debug efficiency. Downloads & Learning Center - Blue Pearl Software Suite, Constraints & Appnote Packages. License Form. HDLCreator DS 20180604. Microsemi Space Forum 2017. Blue Pearl ACE for CDC. Webinars. Just Do It. Users want results not technology. Who cares if a Structural Analysis tool is using Formal Verification? One-hour session: 9:00 AM PT, Tuesday May 8th, 2018Presenter: Scott Aron Bloom, CTO Blue Pearl Software.
Abstract Formal Verification (FV) has crossed the chasm, and is simply another tool in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company’s toolbelt for solving problems. Push-button automation is needed for Structural Analysis of RTL designs. Blue Pearl’s approach, is to focus on the `A’ in EDA. Register Now. HDL Creator Demo. Events. HDL Creator™ Overview The Blue Pearl Software, HDL Creator is ideal for developers coding both RTL and test benches who are seeking productivity, predictability and code quality for complex FPGAs, ASICs, and IP Designs. HDL Creator provides real-time syntax and style code checking inside an intuitive, easy-to-use full featured editor. Blue Pearl Software to Unveil HDL Creator at the Design Automation Conference. New Smart Editor, HDL Creator Provides Real-Time Verification as You Code.
Events. BluePearlWhitePaperVivadoInterface_20170720_Final. Blue Pearl Software at DAC 2018. We just made it even easier to “Verify as You Code” with Visual Verification Suite. Stop by our booth at DAC and see how easy it is! Join Blue Pearl Software, the leader in RTL verification, at the 55th Design Automation Conference June 24-28, 2018 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco to learn how the Visual Verification Suite accelerates ASIC, FPGA and IP RTL development.
Don’t miss: Events. Events. BluePearlWhitePaperVivadoInterface 20170720 Final. Adam Taylor’s MicroZed Chronicles, Part 227: Blue Pearl Visual Verification Suite automates design checking to improve design quality. Clock Domain Crossing Challenges and Solutions (DAC 2017) Events. Blue Pearl Software Continues Rapid International Expansion with New Israeli Representative. The Visual Verification Suite Is Now Available in Israel through TBS Technologies SANTA CLARA, California – April 24, 2018 – Blue Pearl Software, Inc. a leading provider of design automation software for ASIC, FPGA and IP RTL verification, today announced it has entered into an agreement with TBS Technologies to provide it’s RTL verification solutions, including the next generation Visual Verification Suite, in the Israel market. This marks the company’s third new representative over the last month, expanding its reach internationally.
“TBS Technologies is a leading representative of IP, Design services, EDA and products to the Israeli VLSI and embedded markets.” Said Moty Hermann of TBS Technologies. “With so many designs moving from ASICs to FPGAs we have been wanting to provide a verification solution that has the robustness required by ASIC designers yet has the ease of use expected by FPGA developers.
Blue Pearl Software at DAC 2018. What FPGA Vendor Tools Don’t Say About Your Design (DAC 2017) Improving the quality of spacecraft RTL using HDL linting. Blue Pearl Software Solutions Now Available in South Korea. The Visual Verification Suite Is Now Available and Locally Supported by LeadingEdgeProvide Inc. SANTA CLARA, California – March29, 2018 – Blue Pearl Software, Inc. a leading provider of design automation software for ASIC, FPGA and IP RTL verification, today announced it has entered into an agreement with LeadingEdgeProvide of Seoul, South Korea, to provide RTL verification solutions including the next generation Visual Verification Suite in the Korean market. Creating and Delivering High Reliability RTL, Case Studies (DAC 2017) Blue Pearl Software Expands Japanese Presence with NeXtreamPartnership. Visual Verification Suite Now Available in Japan from both NeXtream and FUJISOFT Inc. SANTA CLARA, California – March23, 2018 – Blue Pearl Software, Inc. a leading provider of design automation software for ASIC, FPGA and IP RTL verification, today announced it has entered into an agreement with NeXtream of YokohamaJapan, to provide RTL verification solutions including the next generation Visual Verification Suite in the Japanese market.
“NeXtream is focused on introducing new, innovative technologies and solutions that provide value, accelerate development and reduce customer risk. Debug faster, show me how! Events. Blue Pearl Software Unveils JumpStart Training and Consulting - Blue Pearl Software Inc. Blue Pearl Software Collaborates with Microsemi to Accelerate FPGA Verification for Mil/Aero Designs - Blue Pearl Software Inc. Blue Pearl Software Streamlines RTL Verification for Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs - Blue Pearl Software Inc. Blue Pearl Software’s CDC Analysis Just Got a Whole Lot Faster - Blue Pearl Software Inc. Events - Blue Pearl Software Inc. Cross-viewing improves ASIC & FPGA debug efficiency. The Value of High Reliability RTL for FPGA Design.
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