Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions announced the release of IP Utilities – a new series of solutions to simplify the development of devices incorporating Renesas intellectual property (IP). The new IP Utilities include application packages and evaluation kits and further expand Renesas’ portfolio of leading-edge IP licenses.
Developing original devices has become very demanding in terms of both the growing number of steps and the time required, due to the need to verify many IP component combinations, such as peripheral functions and application-specific functions. Leveraging Renesas’ manufacturing expertise and the new IP Utilities solutions, will help developers reduce the development time for their original semiconductor devices based on Renesas’ highly reliable IP and reduce the time to market as well as mitigate design risk perspectives.
The new IP Utilities offerings at a glance
Application packages that allow development of original microcontroller (MCU) with a short turnaround time (TAT). Developers can take advantage of the application packages to implement application-specific functions as part of MCU development. The base package includes a CPU, peripheral IPs, and motor control IPs, all capable of 12-axis stepping motor control. Developers may also customize the system as desired.
Early adopter kit enabling early evaluation of AI accelerator cores. Renesas’ early adopter kit allows developers to promote early phase evaluation of the Processing-in-Memory (PIM) AI accelerator IP.
IP core configuration simplification tools. The first configuration tool is for the PCI Express controller core and enables the user to easily perform simulations involving variables, such as transfer speed, number of lanes, and bus bit width, and easily select the optimal configuration for achieving target performance from over 500,000 variations.
TCAM front end library to study product specifications. Renesas offers a front-end library for the Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM) IP that combines advanced functionality and power efficiency.
Equivalent EMC design consulting for devices. By considering EMC design issues upstream in the system development process, developers can reduce the burden of noise-countermeasure following manufacture and reduce the iterations to fix.