Decreasing the Length of Design Cycle in Co-Designed SoCs with Renode


Topics: Open ASICs, Open source tools, Open security / safety

An interesting article was published yesterday by All About Circuits on “Decreasing the Length of Design Cycle in Co-Designed SoCs with Renode”. In collaboration with our fellow RISC-V Foundation member, partner and customer Dover Microsystems, we explain how the use of open-source functional simulators like Antmicro’s Renode can be an integral part of hardware-software co-design efforts.

Antmicro Dover

The article discusses a real-life customer case that serves as an example of how Renode users are able to leverage the tool to drastically reduce the length of their design cycles, provide a simple and effective means for customers to evaluate their solutions, and to begin adapting software collateral in parallel with hardware integration efforts.

Renode SoC simulation

“The Renode framework’s flexible nature, its open-source availability, and the existence of commercial support provided by its authors made it easy for Dover to first build a prototype implementation of their desired workflow and then contract Antmicro to implement (and release into the open-source domain) functionalities that made Renode even better suited for their use case, such as per-instruction execution”, Dover’s Greg Sullivan reveals.

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