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SpyGlass IP Kit 2.0

SpyGlass IP Kit 2.0
by Paul McLellan on 11-01-2012 at 6:00 pm

 On Halloween, Atrenta and TSMC announced the availability of SpyGlass IP Kit 2.0. IP Kit is a fundamental element of TSMC’s soft IP9000 Quality Assessment program that assesses the robustness and completeness of soft (synthesizable) IP.

IP Kit 2.0 will be fully supported on TSMC-Online and available to all TSMC’s soft IP alliance partners on Nov. 20, 2012, just in time to make sure your turkey is SpyGlass Clean.

TSMC’s soft IP quality assessment program is a joint effort between TSMC and Atrenta to deploy a series of SpyGlass checks that create detailed reports of the completeness and robustness of soft IP. Currently, over 15 soft IP suppliers have been qualified through the program. IP Kit 2.0 represents an enhanced set of checks that adds physical implementation data (e.g., area, timing and congestion) and advanced formal lint checks (e.g., X-assignment, dead code detection). IP Kit 2.0 also allows easier integration into the end user’s design flow and enhanced IP packaging options.

On the same subject, IPExtreme had an all day meeting at the computer history museum about, duh, IP. One of the companies presenting was Atrenta and here is a video of Michael Johnson’s presentation on IP Kit.

And, completely off topic, at the end of the IPExreme event they served wine and beer and had a short presentation on each beforehand. Jessamine McLellan, then the sommelier at Chez TJ in Mountain View (now the bar manager at the not-yet-open Hakkasan in San Francisco) gave a presentation on pairing wine with food. That last name sounds a little familiar…

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