Licensable Processors: More Than Just Design IP
Licensable processor cores and subsystems include sophisticated IP in soft or hard form. The best licensable IP should be designed for easy reuse in the widest possible arena. This includes flexibility in meeting the final requirements with tool and technology independence wherever possible. Unfortunately, the tremendous value represented by some IP is locked up in methodology issues hampering adoption of OPIP (other people's intellectual property). The best quality IP should come with methodology collateral that is also designed for reuse including verification, synthesis for soft IP, place and route, parasitic extraction and timing analysis.
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