As a member of the team for ARM IP Tooling, one of the key challenges we see engineers face on a daily basis in 2015 is the need for IP configurability in system integration. Increases in IP reuse, IP configurability and system complexity within tightly bound schedules have compounded the problem of IP configurability and system integration for optimal end applications.
This whitepaper was written by the ARM IP Tooling Architect davidmurray and the IP Tooling Product Manager simonrance. They spend the majority of their time working on solutions for IP Integration through the ARM Socrates IP Tooling platform.
This white paper will preset the various types and complexities of IP configurability and how these can be managed effectively using IP-XACT and other means. It will also provide an overview of what is currently being done in the industry and demonstrate different types of configurability solutions.
This paper will then detail a system integration solution with configurable IP. The proposed solution can provide a standard mechanism to define conditionality and model configurability that can be leveraged across IP providers, IP consumers and EDA solution providers.
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See the ARM System IP webpage for more details.