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Overview

Our ASTC team of expert engineers can develop, test, integrate, deliver and support all or select components of your new project.
Services span IP, models, virtual platforms, ICs, hardware, embedded software and systems.

System Level Design
ASTC is one of the industry leaders in the development and application of Electronic System Level (ESL) methods in the development of embedded systems, software, and semiconductors.
If you or your customers want to apply ESL methods to product development, such as:

System analysis

  • Virtual system prototyping
  • Model-based design, from models to software and hardware
  • Software development in the early pre-hardware availability phases
  • Software debug using simulation and virtual platform powered technologies
  • Hardware system verification
  • Hardware/software validation
  • Host-based testing and automated regression testing environments

ASTC can support your ESL development needs with:
  • Consultation and Training
  • Engineering Services

IC Engineering
Our ASTC team of expert engineers can develop, test, integrate, deliver and support all or select components of your new project.
Services span IP, models, virtual platforms, ICs, hardware, embedded software and systems.

Knowledge Transfer
In addition to ensuring the success of your current project, ASTC can help with knowledge transfer to empower your team with new understanding, technology and tools.

  • Implementing new processors, peripherals, and IP
  • 3rd-party IP integration
  • ESL and virtual platform technology adoption
  • Advanced support in using new tools
  • Design reuse

Analog / Mixed Signal
ASTC is a specialist in Analog/Mixed Signal (AMS) design and verification services and solutions.

AMS Expertise
Our ASTC team of expert AMS engineers can specify, develop, test, integrate, deliver and support all or part of your new project

Knowledge Transfer
In addition to ensuring the success of your current project, ASTC can help with knowledge transfer to empower your team with new understanding, technology and tools:

  • Digital for analog design
  • Chip-level AMS verification
  • 3rd-party IP integration
  • AMS system-level technology adoption
  • Advanced support in using new tools
  • Design reuse

Embedded Software Development
ASTC embedded software systems engineers can develop, test, integrate and deliver across the full spectrum of embedded software.
This includes development of firmware, device drivers, protocol-layer drivers and embedded applications, as well as software and systems integration.
Embedded software developed at ASTC is currently used in millions of devices worldwide, built into products ranging from consumer electronics and mobile platforms to automotive applications.
We are recognized as a leader in the development of embedded software, with the experience, engineering expertise, quality standards and project management practices required to deliver great software solutions.

Tech Specs

Country Australia

Features

In addition to ensuring the success of your current project, ASTC can help with knowledge transfer to empower your team with new understanding, technology and tools. Implementing new processors, peripherals, and IP
  • 3rd-party IP integration
  • ESL and virtual platform technology adoption
  • Advanced support in using new tools
  • Design reuse
  • Empower your team for future productivity, with the benefits of ASTC knowledge transfer.

Success Stories

Embedded Software: Multimedia Firmware Application: Multimedia graphics firmware development and support for sophisticated video protocol conversion ASICs. These ASICs include an embedded MPU and perform high-speed video protocol conversion from the standard display port protocol 1.2a. ASTC maintains the firmware for several products in the market already, then was contracted to develop firmware for the next generation display port protocol chip. Based on hardware block specifications, ASTC developed sophisticated ESL simulation models, and wrote firmware and unit tests which ran before RTL was even available, long before silicon. Expected results for the hardware were generated. These unit tests were migrated to the system level for RTL verification, hardware/software co-simulation and test. Results: In 2 months ASTC helped identify over a dozen errors in the RTL simulation, preventing functional problems, and parallelizing software and hardware development.
Embedded Software: Consumer Market In the consumer market, for metal detectors incorporating embedded processors, ASTC developed embedded software with a graphical user interface which included mapping function with GPS. ASTC champions pre-silicon verification of both hardware and embedded software, targeting working software within 1 week of getting silicon from the fab. Writing embedded software before hardware is available accelerates the product schedule.
Embedded Software and ESL: Interface Chip Firmware Application: Complex computing interface chip; software design, development, verification and bring-up support; In a recent project, ASTC did firmware design, development and verification for a complex computing interface chip, along with bring-up support. Firmware was delivered well in advance of the hardware development due to the advanced ESL simulation technology deployed. The high-level software simulator allowed us to fully develop and test firmware before the RTL for the hardware was even frozen. In addition to the actual code, test suites using the real software were included. Utilities to diagnose chip behavior throughout a long operational time frame were also delivered. So, the team knew the software was correct when the hardware design was available to verify. This methodology helped rapidly identify a number of RTL issues through firmware co-simulation and hardware verification. Advantages of the ESL approach in debug include finding root causes, changing firmware and verifying new firmware solutions. This case demonstrates the usefulness of having a simulation and debug ESL model, both before and after hardware is available.
ESL System Design: ESL approach to Automotive CAN Systems Project 1: For a CAN subsystem, with CAN IP integrated into an MCU, ASTC modeled the integrated system with SystemC. The VLAB platform was used to develop several Linux and ITRON RTOS drivers for nautical CAN subsystems, to test and qualify the system from an architectural perspective. Project 2: A CAN router automotive project used the ESL VLAB virtual platform to bring up an embedded software application under AUTOSAR OS in less than a day, and optimize performance.

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