Sunday, August 24, 2014

Top 3 features in InTime 1.1.7

What are the top 3 features in InTime version 1.1.7 worth checking out? Here's my list.

"The Good, The Bad and the Necessary" -- More control over synthesis and place-&-route

We get these questions very often -
1) "How do I lock a certain setting? I'll bet my last penny that it's vital for my design"; or
2) "This tool setting gave us problems in the previous design, so I don't want to touch it"; or
3) "Can I just run seed 1, 3, 5, 7...? Only primes"

Thursday, June 12, 2014

InTime v1.1.5 released

InTime v1.1.5 was officially released on Thursday, the 8th of May.

This release focused mainly of making it easier for new users to get started, and polishing up existing features. This release also contains numerous bug fixes which were reported, most significantly issues experienced by some users where specific designs failed to run property on InTime's run targets due to issues while distributing the designs to the run targets.

This post looks at some of the highlights of this release. For a detailed list of changes, please see the release notes.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Integrating EDA tools into Plunify's platform


Plunify collaborated with CSIP and Huada Empyrean to provide a private cloud platform for an inter-university IC design competition in China.

Implemented earlier this year, the solution consists of our EDAxtend platform, but instead of FPGA tools, this implementation includes EDA tools from Huada Empyrean.

In terms of specifications, this platform is designed to handle the load of up to 30 teams accessing it concurrently. For the compute infrastructure, users can select from four server types with different configurations, start up to 48 different virtual servers concurrently, with a total of 300 GB of RAM dynamically distributed across the servers.