Belmont Computing is partnering with semiconductor design companies to develop next-generation SoCs, FPGAs, and IoT devices. Belmont Computing provides cost-effective solutions to the company’s specific design requirements by collaborating on methodology, technology adoption, and custom workflow development.

  • Assess and enhance existing design flow, environment, and methodology.
  • Best-in-class automation solutions to optimize tool licenses and compute resources.
  • Flows that can scale across on-prem, cloud for peak, or hybrid infrastructure.
  • Develop and deploy switchable EDA tool vendor flows to increase stability and predictability.
  • Develop seamless collaborative and continuous design development flows.

Custom EDA Flow and Tool Development

Developing custom EDA tools and flows to meet a company’s specific requirements increases efficiency and productivity. Companies can offload the development of fundamental tasks to focus on critical chip design. Custom EDA tools and flows can also integrate with existing systems, resulting in a streamlined design process. Companies can partner with BCI to develop custom tools and flows without exposing their IP.

  • Develop custom EDA tools and flows that integrate seamlessly into the company’s existing design flow.
  • Rewrite internal flows using more robust software engineering methodologies.
  • Testing and validate the custom solutions within the company’s processes.
  • Provide comprehensive documentation, and training.
  • Provide continued maintenance and support to work efficiently, even as technology and design requirements change over time.

Design Infrastructure

Effective infrastructure is crucial in successfully managing EDA tools and compute resources for semiconductor design. The right grid infrastructure increases efficiency and accelerates the time to market. Developing a hybrid infrastructure with on-demand cloud access is essential to accommodate the growing complexity of semiconductor designs.

  • BCI specializes in architecting grid (LSF/Slurm) infrastructure to allocate resources and prioritize jobs effectively to reduce pending times and improve tool license utilization.
  • Develop and manage cloud-based infrastructure optimized for semiconductor design, allowing companies to lower their OPEX.
  • Proficient in designing cloud storage to reduce data transfer costs while enabling efficient hybrid cloud solutions.
  • BCI creates flows using the native APIs of grid technologies for seamless integration and optimized job execution, resulting in increased reliability.

Analytics and Visualization

Big data analytics and visualization are crucial aspects of modern chip design and EDA. They provide insights into large amounts of chip design data for informed decision-making, faster design verification, and enhanced design optimization. Analytics and visualization tools can facilitate collaboration between chip designers, leading to higher-quality chips and cost savings.

  • Architect and develop large-scale data management systems to manage chip design data utilizing modern databases, and design processes.
  • Develop flows to parse and collect design process information from multiple EDA tools and their reports.
  • Develop unified data collection and storage infrastructure to enable the feasibility of machine learning (ML) in the design flow.
  • By collaborating with our customers, we establish standard sign-off metrics and customize pre-built flows to streamline sign-off processes.
  • BCI offers dashboard development services for various design tasks, such as IP qualification, release status, and usage tracking.

License Management

Effective license management is crucial for the efficient operation of EDA tools. It provides proper license allocation, improved sharing, and access control of license usage.

Effective license management reduces costs by avoiding over-licensing and efficient use of licenses, avoidance of legal action, and seamless collaboration among engineers.

  • Develop and deploy high-availability license infrastructure tuned for optimal EDA tool performance.
  • Provide automation for rapid diagnostics and proactive notifications to identify potential bottlenecks.
  • Provide automation to develop dashboards and analytics for real-time visibility of EDA tool licenses for compliance and audit.
  • Forecast EDA budgets using statistical models, engineering forecasts, and product roadmaps

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