As of March 24, 2015, Tabula, Inc. went out of business. Tabula, Inc. develops programmable semiconductor logic solutions. The company offers 3D programmable logic devices for packet processing applications that enable users to process multiple 100 Gbps packet streams on a single device; 3D tri-gate transistors; Spacetime, a technology that enables a new category of programmable logic devices that reconfigure on the fly at multi-GHz rates executing each portion of a design in an automatically defined sequence of steps; a development board to enable users to evaluate and design with packet processing pre-engineered solutions; NetABAX2 PCIe card for Ethernet and software defined networks to pr...
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Tabula Inc. Announces the DesignInsight(TM) Technology
Oct 1 14
Tabula Inc. announced the DesignInsight(TM) technology, a solution for the design verification and debug of high-performance systems. The result of a multi-year research and development project, this new technology is available today, at no charge to customers, as a part of version 3.0 of Tabula's Stylus(R) software, supporting the ABAX(R) (2) P--Series of 3D programmable logic devices. This breakthrough technology delivers unprecedented levels of device observability and will have a profound effect on the economics and time to market of next-generation communications systems. Tabula delivers the DesignInsight compiler bundled with pre-compiled views as part of their 100G solutions for high-performance packet processing applications. As chip design complexity continues to increase, reducing the development time and subsequent costs associated with verification, validation and debug is a pressing industry challenge. Tabula addresses this complex problem with DesignInsight technology by enabling ABAX(2) customers unprecedented real-time observability into the inner workings of their design, coupled with a seamless verification methodology spanning from RTL simulation to systems deployed in the field. ABAX(2) users can observe signals in a production design operating at full speed (up to 2 GHz) without the need for recompilation or pre-declaration of target signals. Furthermore, there is no need to interrupt the operation of the system in order to change views (collections of signals to be monitored) from one set of signals to another. For Tabula customers, this new technology reduces development costs, accelerates the time to market, increases system uptime/reliability, lowers maintenance costs, and allows for in-depth diagnostics for their end customers. More on DesignInsight Technology: DesignInsight technology consists of three key components, all unique to Tabula: Architecture: The Spacetime(c) 3D programmable architecture, featuring a state element-based interconnect and fine-grained reconfigurability; Silicon implementation: The 22nm ABAX2P1 device, boasting a built-in 2 GHz configuration network, configurable trace buffer, on-the-fly signal reconstruction unit, and programmable trigger unit; Software: Stylus software, enabling the automated reconstruction of signals optimized away in synthesis. All components work in concert to deliver unique capabilities, such as: Any register declared in user RTL can be observed or used as a trigger; Any signal can be observed at full speed -- up to 2 GHz.; No recompilation of the design is required to select signals to observe or to change which signals are observed.; No interruption of the device operations occurs when changing signals or modifying triggers.; New assertions written in SystemVerilog can be created and compiled in minutes and applied to the design transparently during normal device operation, even in systems deployed in the field.; Signals can be viewed as waveforms using industry-standard viewers or downloaded as a spreadsheet in CSV format. The built-in hardware support for the DesignInsight technology in the ABAX2P1 includes: Configurable 1.3 Mb trace buffer; Reconstruction unit enabling on-the-fly reconstructions of all signals including those optimized away during synthesis; Programmable 128-bit trigger unit, enabling implementation of functions such as stateful triggering; USB connectivity. Commands for the DesignInsight compiler are written as a Tcl script or SystemVerilog assertions and compiled into views, which are then loaded in to the device while it is running. As a result, for the first time, designers can extend their use of assertions into hardware, whether in the lab or the field, providing a common design verification and debug methodology throughout the product life cycle. DesignInsight technology is available immediately at no charge, as part of the Stylus 3.0 release and with any of Tabula's development boards. In addition, pre-compiled DesignInsight views are delivered with all of Tabula's 100G pre-engineered solutions, providing users with examples of how this breakthrough technology can provide visibility into key elements of these solutions.