Cadence Design Systems Enhances Palladium Z2 with New Application Portfolio
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS), today announced an innovative portfolio of applications, significantly augmenting the capabilities of its esteemed Palladium® Z2 Enterprise Emulation System. These domain-specific applications are engineered to manage the rising complexities in system design, enhancing system-level accuracy and expediting low-power verification for cutting-edge fields like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), hyperscale, and mobile technologies.
Addressing Complex System Design Challenges
As modern designs escalate in complexity, there is an increasing need for capacity, performance, and debug efficiency. The new suite of applications from Cadence® is designed to tackle these growing challenges, offering industry-leading performance and features. These enhancements to the Palladium Apps include the 4-State Emulation App, Real Number Modeling App, and Dynamic Power Analysis App, each offering unique capabilities in system verification and analysis.
Innovative Features of the New Palladium Apps
- 4-State Emulation App: This app introduces the industry’s first 4-state emulation capability, vital for accelerating X-propagation simulations in low-power verification of complex SoCs with multiple power domains.
- Real Number Modeling App: A pioneering emulation capability for mixed-signal designs, enabling faster simulations incorporating real number models.
- Dynamic Power Analysis App: Offering a next-generation architecture for power analysis of multi-billion-gate, enabling significantly faster analysis than previous versions.
Expert Perspectives on the New Apps
Dhiraj Goswami, Corporate Vice President, Hardware System Verification R&D at Cadence, emphasized the need for high-performance emulation solutions in modern SoC design. He noted that the release of these new Palladium Apps allows unprecedented acceleration in X-propagation and mixed-signal emulation.
Endorsements from Industry Leaders
Industry leaders like NVIDIA, MediaTek, and Samsung have endorsed the new Palladium Z2 apps. NVIDIA’s Narendra Konda praised the Real Number Modeling and 4-State Emulation apps for their contribution to GPU development, enhancing system-level accuracy. MediaTek’s Debra Lin acknowledged the Dynamic Power Analysis App’s efficiency in accelerating power analysis for SoC designs. Seonil Brian Choi of Samsung Electronics lauded the 4-State Emulation App for its impact on low-power verification accuracy and throughput.
Integration into Cadence’s Verification Suite
The Palladium Z2 Emulation System, a key component of Cadence’s Verification Suite, aligns with the company’s Intelligent System Design™ strategy. This strategy aims to facilitate excellence in SoC design. For further information on the enhanced Palladium Z2 Apps, interested parties can visit Cadence’s official website.
Impact on the Semiconductor Industry
The introduction of these new applications by Cadence Design Systems marks a significant advancement in the realm of semiconductor design and emulation. By enhancing the Palladium Z2 Enterprise Emulation System, Cadence demonstrates its commitment to addressing the evolving complexities of modern system designs. This development is expected to have a profound impact on the semiconductor industry, particularly in areas requiring high-precision and efficient system verification and analysis.