Our team possesses how to balance current design techniques with standard IPs and with varying experience ranging from 2 to 10 years on designs going up to multi-million gates. As a result, Faststream Technologies earned a reputation in the Semiconductor Industry as the leading RTL design services provider for highly complex designs.
Our Design Engineers coordinate with the architecture team to define micro-architectures for various blocks of DSP core and develop RTL for multiple logic blocks of a DSP core and sub-system for SoC integration. It can run in several frontend tools to check for linting, clock domain crossing. The RTL Design Engineers work with the physical design team on design constraints and timing closure, work with the low power team on power optimization and coordinate with the verification team to collaborate on test plan, coverage plan, and coverage closure.
The RTL Signoff could be a series of well-defined necessities that have to be met throughout the RTL phase of IC design and verification before moving on to the succeeding phase. The succeeding phase is often synthesis, followed by place & route. The justification for RTL Signoff is to create positives that the correct verification, checks, and fixes, are performed on the RTL, immediately within the flow, instead of waiting till they’re found throughout the later stages, leading to pricey retread.
Examples of RTL Signoff requirements include:
Faststream Technologies allows designers and DFT experts to catch “test-related” issues early in the design cycle, at RTL. It also allows the exploration of different DFT implementation options such as test points and estimates the impact on the design implementation steps. Faststream Technologies helps make the right choices when it comes to DFT which saves time, effort as well as cost.
As most IP is sourced as RTL, signoff checks may be enforced as a part of hands-on necessities from the IP provider, and as acceptance checks by the SoC integration team. When addressing configurable IP, there’s no guarantee the configuration during which a designer needs to use the IP within the SoC has been completely valid by the provider.
At the SoC level, the integrator must validate expectations in the IP and make necessary adjustments when the two are not in sync. After validating, the SoC-level signoff can focus on IP integration and commonplace issues at this higher level.
Extra Advantages with SoC Signoff: