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Designer Experience Enhanced at Major IP Portal
Latest update enhances major chip design and verification IP access – evaluation site at Chipestimate.com.
Anything that improves access to and evaluation of critical intellectual-property (IP) blocks is welcome news to the system-on-a-chip (SoC) design community. Why? The main reason is that the reuse of verifiable design IP still provides the greatest cost savings for SoC designers. And cost remains a major constraint in the SoC process, as Gary Smith noted (again) in last night’s pre-DAC 2013 industry address.
One way to improve IP access is by going global. Over the last few years, the Chipestimate.com portal has done that by – in part – extending access to growing markets in Japan and China. Each of these portals provides native language access to IP from within local markets and beyond, to worldwide design centers.
Another way to improve IP access is through the expansion of content and resources. Today, Chipestimate.com announces a significant update to its main US website. Access to additional, key IP information is complemented by a new interface, which greatly enhances the SoC designer’s experience. In addition to improved search capabilities for IP queries, the update expands content by bringing together hundreds of ChipEstimate.TV videos, blog posts, technical articles, whitepapers, and more.
Check it out for yourself at www.ChipEstimate.com