XtremeEDA

Canada and USA

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Helping leading edge clients achieve first-silicon success since 2002.

XtremeEDA is a preferred North-American provider of front-end design and verification services for the semiconductor industry.  Our team is unparalleled – with employees averaging 20+ years of semiconductor industry experience. Our expertise spans most major sectors, including: processor, networking, telecommunications, aviation/avionics, automotive, medical, consumer electronics, and other sectors.

 

Our business approach is to build relationships based on mutual respect and trust.  This long-term emphasis leverages and enhances our evolving relationships to create repeated and lasting value for all stakeholders.

 

We offer considerable flexibility in client engagement models, including:

  • Staff augmentation for front-end RTL and DV implementation teams
  • Outsourced development of digital subsystems for design/verification IPs
  • Full Turnkey ASIC/SOC or FPGA chip development (in cooperation with our strategic partners)

Services

Digital Design Verification (DV)

Digital Design Verification (DV) represents about 80% of our engineering capacity and expertise:

Our highly-experienced engineers are competent on the latest DV technologies and legacy tools/flows that are still used by clients:

  • SystemVerilog/UVM, OVM, AVM, VMM, Specman/e, SystemC, C/C++
  • Architectures: ARM, x86, Tensilica, MIPS, POWER, SPARC
  • I/O Protocols: AMBA, PCIe, Ethernet, DDR, USB, SATA, SerDes, FibreChannel, UART, I2C, SPI, GPIO
  • Wireless/Telecom: Wireless Ethernet (802.11), WiMax, 3G/4G, ATM
  • Graphics/MultiMedia, HDMI, DTV, OCP, Security/Encryption
  • Coverage Driven Verification (CDV), Low-Power Verification & UPF
  • Test-driven development (TDD), Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum and other Agile methods
  • DO-254 Hardware Design Assurance Experience

Digital Microarchitecture, Design, & Implementation

XtremeEDA engineers have scores of combined experience/expertise across the digital design process:

  • Microarchitecture Definition & Specification
  • RTL Coding: SystemVerilog, Verilog, & VHDL
  • Synthesis, Static-Timing Analysis (STA)
  • Clock-Domain Crossing, Power Analysis/Estimation
  • Power Domains, UPF Definition
  • Clock-tree, Array/Memory Insertion
  • Logic Equivalence / Model-checking

Analog Modeling & Mixed Signal (AMS) Verification

Rapidly growing expertise in Analog Modeling & Mixed Signal (AMS) Verification:

  • Real-value modeling (RVM) of analog circuit designs
  • Verilog-A/AMS with Wreal
  • SystemVerilog real-number modeling (RNM)
  • UVM-based mixed-signal verification

IP Cores

Security & Encryption

Our engineers often develop intellectual property for current and new technologies in order to enhance the individual and collective understanding of our team.  Several of these efforts have produced high quality design and verification IPs that can be adapted for your licensing needs.

We have been exploring the encryption domain and have developed IP for several cipher and hash engines.  Those listed below can be custom tailored rapidly for your needs upon request:

  • AES
  • AESLP
  • Poly1305
  • SHAIP
  • ChaCha20

Standard Interconnect and Communication Protocols

We are also developing, or have developed, interconnection and communication protocols common in modern SOC designs.   The following can be custom tailored for your needs upon request:

  • AMBA – AHB, APB, and AXI
  • Low-speed I/O:  SPI, UART, I2C
  • JESD 204B

While not having IP cores available, we do have experience in the following protocols:

  • PCIe
  • DDR4
  • USB
  • Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet
  • SerDes
  • FibreChannel