Silvaco to Showcase the company's AHB, AXI, and I3C Subsystems at the Embedded World Conference 2018
Systems on Silicon
Q2 2018
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Upcoming Events

SURGE-Tech Yokohama

SURGE (Silvaco UseRs Global Event) is a premier and unique event that brings together both the EDA as well as the IP community to discuss new technologies, smart integration for innovative applications and new techniques for realizing advanced designs.

I3C Interop Workshop Vancouver

Silvaco will attend the I3C Interop Workshop Vancouver March 12-13, 2018.

Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2018

Join Silvaco at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2018 in June 24-28, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. Meet us in booth #2429

Stars of IP Party

Join Silvaco at the 6th Annual Stars of IP Party that coincides with DAC on June 26, 2018 at  Press Club


SURGE (Silvaco UseRs Global Event) is a premier and unique event that brings together both the EDA as well as the IP community to discuss new technologies, smart integration for innovative applications and new techniques for realizing advanced designs.

Arm TechCon 2018

Silvaco will be exhibiting at Arm TechCon 2018 in October 16-18, 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center. Meet us in booth #724

Customer Spotlight

I3C is one of the hottest new™ interface standards to come along in many years. The primary application is connecting sensors to application processors in mobile applications.  It is intended to replace legacy I2C interfaces to drive better performance, power, while reducing silicon cost over current technology.
Silvaco is pleased to have worked with InvenSense, Inc., a TDK group company, to be an early adopter of the technology for use in its leading edge sensor products. “We are pleased to work with Silvaco to integrate its Advanced Slave core into our products” said Sarvesh Shrivastava, Director, IC Design, InvenSense, Inc. “The extensive list of features combined with the core’s low power and area make it ideal for cost-sensitive sensor applications.”
I3C is not standing still and in fact is branching out from its place in the mobile community to be adopted as a transport layer for other industry standards, most notably JEDEC.  And further developments are in the planning to add more features and performance to insure I3C will be ubiquitous in semiconductor products for years to come.

Product Spotlight 

Xena – The industry’s most powerful IP Management system

IP management is among one of the most challenging problems facing semiconductor companies today. They consume IP is vast quantities from dozens of companies to get ever more complex chips together faster and faster. It’s not only a data explosion that companies have to deal with but a legal quagmire as for each IP there are legal obligations that are not well-known to the engineering using the IP. On June 14th, Silvaco will host a webinar to share best practices in managing IP at the corporate level that incorporates all the stakeholders in IP reuse: Engineering, Finance, and Legal. To register for the webinar titled "Bringing IP Management to the Enterprise Level" please click here.

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) Core with DMA

AES is used in many IoT and Secure SOC products for “Secure Boot” and software protection.  Silvaco provides an AES with DMA master core for use in these SOCs. The AES core is configurable in three options, high performance, mid-performance lower gate count and low gate count to meet the SOC’s specific performance or low power requirements. The core also includes a DMA master interface to offload the work of the CPU.  The core supports the standard ECB, CBC, and OFB modes.  For more information click here.

Partner Spotlight
Silvaco Joins Arm Approved Design Partner Program

Through its acquisition of SoC Solutions in 2017, Silvaco has a long track record of developing a variety of subsystems for ARM-based designs. Silvaco recently announced that it has become a member of the prestigious ARM® Approved Design Partner™ program. Our focus is on helping customers, especially ARM Design Start™ licensees to get their ARM-based designs to market as quickly as possible and optimized for their particular application from both a hardware and software point of view.
“The Arm Approved Design Partner program gives an assurance that qualifying partners have been through rigorous testing and know how to implement Arm IP in the most effective and efficient way possible,” said Peter Lewin, marketing director, Partner Enablement Group, Arm. “With the great breadth of capability that Silvaco brings, we expect this to deliver value to customers all over the world.”
Stars of IP Party

Silvaco and other key players in the semiconductor intellectual property (IP) ecosystem are hosting the Sixth annual Stars of IP party at Press Club in San Francisco, CA, on the evening of Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The event coincides with the 55th Design Automation Conference (DAC), which takes place June 24 – 28 at the Moscone Center West.
Stars of IP seeks to strengthen the semiconductor ecosystem by fostering networking and forging closer ties among IP provider companies, partners, and users. This year’s Stars of IP party co-hosts represent all corners of the IP ecosystem, from providers to industry partners and organizations: Avery Design Systems, CAST, FlexLogix, Open-Silicon, Mobiviel, Silicon Creations, Silvaco, Sofics, Sonics, Synopsys, True Circuits, TSMC, and UltraSoC. Together, the co-hosts will invite over 300 of their best customers and partners to enjoy the party.

In Case You Missed It


Subsystem Insight – Archive
Silvaco and IAR Systems have teamed up to provide software solutions for Silvaco’s AMBA Subsystems. Silvaco’s AMBA Subsystems provide the basic platform for building SOCs for applications such as IoT Edge Devices, Medical Devices, Industrial Controllers, Wireless Gateways, and many more.
This webinar will provide a discussion of support for our AMBA Subsystems using Silvaco’s Drivers, HALs, and low-level software.
We will also discuss using IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM (EWARM) to provide starter projects and applications. EWARM provides a complete C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain, integrated in a user-friendly IDE for Cortex-Mx and, Ax class of processors.

SPI vs SPI - February 8th 2018 - Archive
This webinar will provide a discussion of Silvaco’s SPI, QSPI, and OSPI IP products and how they are useful in today’s SOCs. SOCs from small IoT devices to large complex multi-CPU devices use external Flash memory in their products. (Language: English) 

Getting to Know the New MIPI Alliance I3CSM Standard - Archive
This webinar will provide an overview I3C as a new standard that has advantages in reducing pin count, increasing performance, and decreasing power while achieving some level of backwards compatibility with the long established I2C interface. (Language: English) View the recorded webinar here.

About Silvaco

Silvaco, Inc. is a leading EDA and IP provider of software tools used for process and device development and for analog/mixed-signal, power IC and memory design. Silvaco delivers a full TCAD-to- sign-off flow for vertical markets including: displays, power electronics, optical devices, radiation and soft error reliability and advanced CMOS process and IP development. For over 30 years, Silvaco has enabled its customers to bring superior products to market with reduced cost and in the shortest time. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has a global presence with offices located in North America, Europe, Japan and Asia.