SAN FRANCISCO Denali Software Inc. Wednesday (July 26) said it would work with the Spirit Consortium on development of IP-XACT to ensure that the consortium data model is aligned with SystemRDL, the system description language for system-on-chip (SoC) design registers.
According to Denali (Palo Alto, Calif.), alignment of SystemRDL with IP-XACT enables consistent specification and management of the control register space in chip designs and IP blocks. It ensures that designers can use tools that conform to the Sprit Consortium specification to speed IP integration and increase design efficiency for large SoC designs, Denali said.
"The Spirit Consortium is making a valuable contribution to IP reuse through the IP-XACT specification," said Mark Gogolewski, Denali's chief technology officer, in a statement. "We look forward to working with the Spirit Consortium and view this as an important first step towards converging SystemRDL roadmap with IP-XACT. We are also committed to providing customers with the ability to use our Blueprint SystemRDL compiler to read and write XML that conforms to the IP-XACT specification, and automatically generate the various views for design, verification, and software development."
SystemRDL is used by design, verification, software and firmware engineers to specify and describe control registers, pervasive and ubiquitous elements of intellectual property IP and SoC designs, according to Denali. The IP-XACT specification describes an XML metadata schema for describing IP design blocks and an application programming interface (API) to provide tool access to the schema.