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December 05, 2008
Cadence Adds New Verification IP to its Incisive VIP Portfolio
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
Cadence Design Systems, Inc, a company known for its electronic design, announced the release of six additional verification IP (VIP) to its Incisive VIP portfolio.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Cadence software and hardware, methodologies, and services are used by customers to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems.
The new VIP is designed for Camera Serial Interface, Display Serial Interface, UniPro, SLIMbus, DigRF v4 and the MIPI physical layer to aid customers to verify that designs with MIPI content will work as intended and in compliance with the MIPI specification.
It supports more than 30 protocols, including PCI Express, AMBA AHB and AXI, Ethernet, USB, MIPI, OCP, and SATA.
“The fast adoption rate we're seeing for the MIPI standard reflects the significant growth of the mobile market, and Cadence is taking the lead in quickly providing the verification IP necessary to enable this adoption," said Dave Tokic, director of VIP/IP solution and product marketing at Cadence. "Our customers are telling us that our MIPI OVM VIP has allowed them to meet their quality and challenging time-to-market goals and provides confidence that they are meeting the new MIPI standards."
Cadence aims to provide customers with an extensive offering of Open Verification Methodology (OVM) VIP and unique verification and compliance automation to help them with improved predictability to reduce schedule risks, increased productivity through reuse and automation, and high product quality from pre-packaged advanced verification and compliance capabilities.
Joel Huloux, chair of the MIPI Alliance said that the availability of advanced verification IP will help all MIPI adopters more easily implement their standard.
He said, "We are pleased with Cadence's participation in the Working Groups, and feel that their collaborative approach to the development of this verification IP has strengthened the MIPI specifications."
As TMCnet reported, Candence has even introduced an open source SystemVerilog solution to assist users with the Synopsys Verification Methodology Manual verification IP (VMM VIP) as they adopt the advanced environments supported by the Open Verification Methodology (OVM).
Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Tim Gray