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Rapid prototyping for the IoT and the embedded systems

ANTFIELD Luc Michel +33 (0)6 86 97 70 25 luc.michel@antfield.fr
150018 ANTFIELD

Benefits

  • Antfield helps to speed up and simplify the design of complex electronic systems

Key words

  • SoC
  • Rapid simulation
  • Virtual prototyping
  • IoT

Intellectual Property

  • 1 knowhow

Laboratory

  • TIMA

Institutions

  • CNRS
  • GRENOBLE INP
  • UGA

Linksium Continuum

  • Incubation

Results

  • Sold startups

Context

Manufacturers of complex electronic systems ranging from the multiphysics sensor to mobile phones must meet growing demands related to the explosion of the Internet of Things market and deal with an exponential technological complexity. Consequently, the time needed to design the hardware and software elements of these systems must be optimised. However, the development of the software element has been hampered as it requires the presence of the hardware. Our solutions make it possible to bypass this requirement in order to be able to develop the software as quickly as possible.

Technology

To start the software development as soon as possible, without the hardware element, the developers use simulation techniques that reproduce the behaviour of the system (System on Chip, SoC) within a virtual platform (VP). Our VP adapted to the requirements of each customer implements an original association between the SystemC library and the rapid simulation technique called Dynamic Binary Translation (DBT).

Advantages

Our virtual platform enables the software and hardware to be developed in parallel and provides for:

  • Even more time saved in the product development process
  • The ability to simulate a large number of interconnected systems simultaneously
  • Ease of integration into existing development environments

State of progress

Company created in July 2016. VP in evaluation phase with our pilot customer.

Applications

Upstream development of the software element
Exploration of the design space during the specification phase
Large-scale software robustness test (several hundred connected objects)

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