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Exciting product rollout at Computex by ARM--Nandan Nayampally wrote a great blog describing the new cores aimed at accelerating the AI experience "from edge to cloud." The three new ARM processors include: the high-performance Cortex-A75 [blog by Stefan Rosinger] and high-efficiency Cortex-A55 CPUs [blog by Govind Wathan], which include the new DynamIQ Shared Unit (DSU), and the Mali-G72 GPU [blog by Freddi Jeffries].
We're proud to have worked closely with ARM and early adopters of all of the new ARM cores to help them tape-out using our design and verification tools in advance of this big announcement.
Synopsys tools used in these tape-outs include the full Synopsys' Design Platform (including IC Compiler II place & route, Design Compiler Grraphical sythesis and test and PrimeTime static timing analysis) and Synopsys' Verification Continuum Platform, including ZeBu emulation, HAPS prototyping and Virtualizer virtual prototyping as well as Verification IP.
Another result of the collaboraiton with ARM is our new QuickStart Implementation Kits (QIKs) to accelerate time to achieve target power, performance and area for the new Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 processors as well as the DSU. In our QIK for the DSU, it's configured for a quad-quad Cortex-A75 + Cortex-A55 subsystem. The QIKs, which are anticipated to be available right around DAC (mid-June, 2017), include a Reference Implementation (scripts, floorplan, constraints) as well as a reference guide. QIKs for these new cores as well as Reference Implementations for other key ARM cores can be downloaded by Synopsys customers at: http://solvnet.synopsys.com/arm-ri.
In addition, to help designers further accelereate achieving their target power, performance and area for these cores, Synopsys offers the services of our expert design consultants who've assisted hundreds of companies with their ARM-based designs.