InTime

The newest addition to the InTime family is the Libero tool which supports Microchip FPGA devices. It was first included in late 2020; since then we have been honing and “sharpening the knives”, improving the QoR which includes support for the latest Libero v12.6 release. With the latest InTime release, performance improvements for Libero designs […]

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As we bid farewell to 2020, here are 5 highly-rated InTime features added during a very eventful year. Auto Pilot – Automated recipes selection Project-specific AI database Support for Microchip FPGAs and Libero Training Data Filter – precision control of Machine Learning data New Analysis Charts – SLR Crossings, Fanout & Logic Levels Charts 1. […]

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2020 began tumultuously. Most of us went through a period of isolation, and InTime 3.0 was born in this whole new landscape. With the world opening up again, albeit gradually, we are delighted to share a rundown of the latest features in InTime 3.0. Auto Pilot – Automating ML and Recipes Selection (Auto-ML) One recurring […]

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Ever wondered how InTime works? We are happy to announce that InTime is now available for download, with immediate effect. Anyone with a Plunify account can log on and download InTime from https://cloud.plunify.com. Even if you don’t have an account, you can sign up for one immediately. (and get 25 free cloud credits) After downloading […]

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Recently we had an opportunity to optimize an FFT design generated from the Intel DSP Builder tool (in conjunction with MatLab and Simulink). This is an interesting project because the designer did not develop the RTL but generated the RTL from DSP Builder. Therefore a lot of the performance depends on how good the generated […]

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While we wait for the release of 2019 version of Vivado, we realize that we have missed our annual Vivado comparison post.  So here is the Vivado 2017.4 versus 2018.3 edition. For previous year’s results, please click here. The methods are the same as before. We use a modified version of the Vivado example “CPU” […]

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Many of us use 3rd-party IP to accelerate our development process and time-to-market. While IP reuse is certainly helpful, we see customers who are encountering timing and performance issues because of integration challenges. This problem becomes more apparent with design involving high-speed interfaces. Why High-speed Interfaces? Many of these problems have to do with designs […]

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Generated RTL code from a C-to-RTL tool is not easy to understand. Here is how to increase design performance without changing any RTL. Story High-level design enables a design to be captured in a concise and succinct manner, resulting in fewer errors and easier debugging. However, the oft-repeated concern is performance trade-off. Achieving high performance […]

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Cloud is shaping EDA like never before. Today, we are releasing the full InTime tool on the Plunify AI Lab platform. Announcing InTime on AI Lab InTime is officially included on AI Lab as one of the tools on the Plunify Cloud eco-system. This combines the cloud’s massive compute power to the ubiquitous of AI Lab platform to benefit more […]

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At the beginning of 2017, we published an article about running “seeds” in Vivado – Who Says You Can’t Use Random Seeds In Vivado?  Although Vivado does not support the “placement cost table” feature, InTime has a feature called “Placement Exploration”, which enables similar behavior without any impact on functionality. In this post, we are going […]

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