DescriptionIn a complex SoC today 20%+ of the die may be consumed by IP that does not contribute directly to the intended mission mode function of the design. Test, debug, monitoring, POR, system controllers, … all play a critical role and are becoming more available on the commercial market. Larger and mature companies have a long and deep history of developing in-house solutions. Many of these “unloved” IPs are now broadening their impact into the full lifecycle of the design including in-field use. Here how a complex AI chip from Esperanto uses Unloved IP as well as perspectives from two leading suppliers, Synopsys and Siemens.