In order to support Arm Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 CPUs, based on Arm DynamIQ technology, and the Arm Mali-G72 GPU, the latest offerings from Arm for premium mobile, machine learning, and consumer devices, Cadence Design Systems has optimised its full-flow digital and signoff tools and the Cadence Verification Suite.
To accelerate the adoption of Arm’s latest processors, Cadence delivered new 7nm-ready Rapid Adoption Kits (RAKs) for the Cortex-A75 and the Cortex-A55 CPUs, which include the DynamIQ Shared Unit (DSU) that provides a shared level three cache between the CPUs, and a 7nm-ready RAK for the Mali-G72 GPU.
Customers are already using the complete digital and signoff flow and the Cadence Verification Suite to tape out complex systems-on-chip (SoCs) containing the latest Arm Cortex and Mali processors. The Cadence RAKs accelerate physical implementation, signoff, and verification of 7nm designs, allowing designers to deliver mobile and consumer devices to market faster. With the delivery of the new RAKs, Cadence is also providing specialised technical support for Arm IP implementation based on the deep collaboration between Arm and Cadence over many years.
The Cadence digital and signoff tools have been configured to provide optimal power, performance and area (PPA) results using the RAKs, which include scripts, an example floorplan, and documentation for Arm’s 7nm IP libraries. The comprehensive Cadence RTL-to-GDS flow incorporates the following digital and signoff tools in the RAKs:
“The Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 CPUs deliver distributed intelligence from edge-to-cloud, and pairing them with the Mali-G72 GPU enables consumers to experience stunning graphics efficiently across multiple devices,” said Nandan Nayampally, Vice President and General Manager, Compute Products Group, Arm. “By continuing to collaborate with Cadence on the delivery of new digital implementation and signoff RAKs along with optimisation of the Cadence Verification Suite, our mutual customers can quickly integrate and augment their differentiated solutions for next-gen devices.”
The Cadence Verification Suite that has also been optimised for Arm-based designs includes:
“We worked closely with Arm to optimise our advanced digital implementation and signoff solutions and our verification solutions for the new Arm CPUs and GPU so our customers can efficiently create 7nm mobile and consumer designs,” said Dr. Anirudh Devgan, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Digital & Signoff Group and the System & Verification Group at Cadence. “Designers using the RAKs and the Cadence Verification Suite can benefit from improved PPA and reduced project times, while creating the most advanced Arm-based products.”