Socrates IP Tooling provides ARM Partners with a configurable IP platform containing a rich set of capabilities to allow the definition and deployment of configurable IP. The tooling platform also allows our partners to intelligently configure ARM IP in the context of the system they are creating. It provides the capability to intelligently integrate IP together to assemble a system along with providing ad-hoc stitching capabilities.
Leveraging the intelligent IP integration approach built into the Socrates IP Tooling, a case-study has shown at least an 8x improvement in schedule, as well as increased quality and predictability. The results showed that to fully integrate a system originally took three RTL design engineers 35+ days, but was completed by just one design engineer in four days using the Socrates IP Tooling. The comparison of the number of lines of RTL code vs. intelligent integration instructions required to integrate the various subsystems and top-level for this case study design are shown below.