This paper provides insight into the novel solutions used to build SoCs targeting increased productivity in a complex environment. Design of such SoCs relies on multi-team, multi-site cooperation and data exchange. The data exchange, made possible though descriptions based on The SPIRIT Consortium’s IP-XACT specification and the automation for its processing, forms the basis of the approach. This paper also describes state-of-the-art subsystem design automation and improvement opportunities, based on a close collaboration between NXP Semiconductors and Mentor Graphics. We do not cover all the aspects of reuse but mainly stress the concurrent engineering process.

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