Less than a year ago, China’s EDA (Electronic Design Automation) intelligent software and systems company, xinhuazhang, officially launched a new simulation technology supporting domestic computing architecture, as well as a high-performance multi-functional programmable adaptation solution that can save up to four times the cost. The new simulation products have been verified on the domestic Feiteng server, and can be compatible with the current industrial ecology. < / P > < p > EDA is a tool to help chip designers use computer aided design (CAD) software to complete the process of functional design, synthesis, verification, physical design (including layout, wiring, layout, design rule checking, etc.) of VLSI chips, so as to reduce the difficulty of chip design and greatly improve the efficiency. < / P > < p > simulation technology is one of the key technologies to ensure the correctness of IC design. Chip design companies find and repair problems by simulating the behavior of digital circuits with software. However, the mainstream simulation technology only supports x86 single architecture, and does not have scalability, which can not meet the market demand of efficient processing. < / P > < p > the new simulation technology of xinhuazhang is a new system architecture based on llvm. In addition to x86 architecture, it also helps to support arm, risc-v, MIPs, gpgpgpu, NPU and other processor architectures. This means that whether it is the Feiteng processor with arm architecture or the Loongson processor with MIPs, the simulation technology newly launched by Sinorama can support it. At the < p > < p > press conference, xinhuazhang also showed that its new products run smoothly on Feiteng processor. Guo Yufeng, deputy general manager of Tianjin Feiteng Information Technology Co., Ltd., said, “the rapid development of verification technology solutions suitable for domestic CPU architecture by xinhuazhang can not only bring more convenience to our verification work, but also provide more choices for chip design companies.” < / P > < p > more importantly, this simulation technology supports the existing ecology. Wang Libin, chairman and CEO of xinhuazhang technology, said that the llvm architecture is very friendly to the software and hardware ecology. It originally supports arm and has zero transplantation cost. < / P > < p > it is reported that it usually takes 12 months to migrate code from x86 architecture to arm architecture, and the migration cost can be saved based on llvm architecture. < / P > < p > of course, the simulation technology of llvm architecture can better adapt to the future multi-core and heterogeneous large-scale computer processor architecture. Nowadays, the improvement of single processing architecture is getting smaller and smaller, and multi-core heterogeneous is becoming the direction of industry improvement. < / P > < p > in addition to the new simulation technology, xinhuazhang also released a high-performance and multi-functional programmable adaptation solution, epicelf, which is used in the FPGA prototype platform. It can replace a variety of imported sub boards for prototype verification with one card. At the same time, it has powerful functions and adaptation capabilities, which can further accelerate the convergence of verification, contribute to the co development of software and hardware, and improve the efficiency of chip design R & D efficiency. < / P > < p > If smart and traditional daughter boards are compared from three dimensions of architecture, cost and use mode, the new architecture of xinhuazhang’s new product supports a variety of different high-speed structure protocols, the prototype IO resources are released, and the logic utilization is improved. It supports multi interface protocols and one card replaces a variety of prototype verification imported daughter boards, which can bring up to four times of cost reduction 。 < / P > < p > in the use mode, smart can be used directly, or can be customized programming, while the function of traditional or self-developed interface daughter board is relatively single, not programmable. < / P > < p > in addition, the smart new hardware architecture supports a variety of different high-speed interface protocols, which can realize 1.2gbps single line high-speed transmission and give full play to the maximum throughput capacity of the chip. < / P > < p > established in March 2020, core Huazhang aims to develop a complete tool and verification environment to meet the needs of current and future chip and system design. “We hope that EDA meeting the future needs will be born in China,” Wang said < / P > < p > EDA has become an indispensable industrial software in the electronic information industry, but this market is monopolized by Synopsys, cadence and mentor, and the giants also maintain their competitiveness through mergers and acquisitions. < / P > < p > in the first quarter of this year, EDA industry revenue increased by 3.5%, from $2.61 billion in the same period of 2019 to $2.7 billion. Synopsys reported revenue of $861.3 million as of April 30, up from $836.2 million in the same period in 2019. Cadence reported revenue of $618 million in the first quarter, up from $577 million in the previous quarter. < / P > < p > under such a background, it seems that it is not easy for xinhuazhang, who was born, to break through the EDA market. However, Wang Libin is full of confidence. He said: “the mindset of” building is better than buying, and buying is better than renting “is an important factor hindering the development of domestic EDA industry in the past. We are not long established, which is also the advantage of xinhuazhang. We have no burden, high starting point and profound accumulation. Moreover, AI and cloud native are our opportunities. ” < / P > < p > it is reported that xinhuazhang has attracted several professionals with 20-30 years of experience in EDA industry, so it can develop multiple products simultaneously. At the same time, experienced professionals can not only make xinhuazhang develop products that are more suitable for the needs of the industry faster, but also think about how to integrate AI and cloud computing from the beginning of product design, and know more about how to iterate the future products. < / P > < p > however, Lin Caiqin, chief scientist of xinhuazhang technology, pointed out: “we do not rely on individual fighting alone, but on teamwork. To launch products quickly is also inseparable from the support of partners. In the future, we hope to cooperate with our domestic counterparts and launch EDA products with the whole process of chip design. ” < / P > < p > professionals are the biggest weakness of EDA and the whole domestic semiconductor industry. However, the support of policies and funds, as well as AI and 5g, have brought us the opportunity to narrow and lead. After 12 years, “world class Super project” Shantou Bay Tunnel ushers in a historic breakthrough today

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