XtremeEDA engineers bring hundreds of years of combined semiconductor development experience and expertise — spanning the processor, networking, telecommunications, aviation/avionics, automotive, medical, consumer electronics, and other sectors.
We offer considerable flexibility in client engagement models, including: front-end development staff augmentation, to partial or total outsourced development of digital subsystems and/or design/verification IPs, to full turn-key ASIC/SOC or FPGA chip development in cooperation with our strategic partners.
Digital Microarchitecture, Design, & Implementation
XtremeEDA engineers have scores of combined experience/expertise across the digital design process:
- Microarchitecture Definition & Specification
- Verilog, SystemVerilog, & VHDL RTL Coding
- Synthesis, Static-Timing Analysis (STA)
- Clock-Domain Crossing, Power Analysis/Estimation
- Power Domains, UPF Definition
- Clock-tree, Array/Memory Insertion
- Logic Equivalence / Model-checking
Digital Design Verification (DV)
Digital design verification (DV) represents 80+% of our capacity and expertise. Our engineers demonstrate Xtreme competence on the latest DV technologies and legacy tools/flows that may still used by clients:
- SV/UVM, OVM, AVM, VMM, Specman/e, SystemC, C/C++
- Architectures: ARM, x86, Tensilica, MIPS, POWER, SPARC
- I/O Protocols: AMBA, PCIe, Ethernet, DDR, USB, SATA, SerDes, FibreChannel, UART, I2C, SPI, GPIO
- Wireless/Telecom: Wireless Ethernet (802.11), WiMax, 3G/4G, ATM
- Graphics/MultiMedia, HDMI, DTV, Security/Encryption
- Coverage Driven Verification (CDV), Low-Power Verification & UPF
- Test-driven development (TDD), Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum and other Agile methods
- DO-254 Hardware Design Assurance Experience
Analog-modeling & Mixed Signal (AMS) Verification
Rapidly growing expertise in Analog-modeling & Mixed Signal (AMS) Verification:
- Real-value modeling (RVM) of analog circuit designs
- Verilog-A/AMS with Wreal
- SystemVerilog real-number modeling (RNM)
- UVM-based mixed-signal verification
Kapik Integration is a provider of premium mixed-signal design services and IP. They use a team of experts spanning a broad multi-disciplinary background to deliver highly innovative and robust solutions to their customers. Their highly evolved verification flow combined with tight customer interaction has resulted in a consistent string of first silicon success. With their strategic back-end development partnerships, Kapik Integration is able to deliver solutions from the .gds level to full turnkey chip delivery. Kapik is a privatly held corporation based out of Toronto, Canada.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) provides products and services that accelerate innovation in the global electronics market. As a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor intellectual property (IP), Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of system-level, IP, implementation, verification, manufacturing, optical and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions help address the key challenges designers face such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in quickly bringing the best products to market while reducing costs and schedule risk. For more than 25 years, Synopsys has been at the heart of accelerating electronics innovation with engineers around the world having used Synopsys technology to successfully design and create billions of chips and systems. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has approximately 90 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India.
Cadence Design Systems helps engineers pick up the development tempo. A leader in the market for electronic design automation (EDA) software, Cadence sells and leases software and hardware products used to design integrated circuits (ICs), printed circuit boards (PCBs), and other electronic systems. Semiconductor and electronics systems manufacturers use its products to build components for wireless devices, networking equipment, and other applications. The company also provides maintenance and support, and offers design and methodology consulting services. Customers have included Pegatron, Silicon Labs, and Texas Instruments. Cadence gets more than half of its sales from customers outside the US.
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year of nearly $1,090 million. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777.