ARM has agreed to buy from Cadence Design Systems the display controller IP cores developed by recent acquisition Evatronix.
ARM and Synopsys both plan to make inroads to the internet of things with their IP strategies.
To get others to adopt its GPU cores, Nvidia must quickly build partnerships with tool vendors and foundries that guarantee easy implementation.
Graphics chipmaker nVidia has said it plans to license as IP cores some of its technology in the hope of building up a customer base among other chipmakers and systems houses developing their own SoCs.
Latest addition to DesignWare portfolio balances trade-offs across CPUs, GPUs and DSPs while automating custom design techniques such as multi-bit flip flops.
The arrival of the finFET brings with it simulation and physical restrictions that might lead teams to resort to layout automation to get the job done.
The increasing use of graphics in mobile SoCs means that finFET processes need to be optimised for density and power - as well as early availability at low risk.
Deal creates methodologies and tools to help deliver IP and SoC assemblies verified using formal methods. Low-power verification strategy also launched.
Fabless designers and IP providers need process simulation tools to understand how process variability could affect their designs.
Test and Verification Solutions has expanded its library of verification IP to cover protocols in MIPI, memories, serial IO and communication.
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