Library reduces development time for PSS

The Accellera Portable Test and Stimulus Specification (PSS) 1.0-compliant implementation of Cadence’s Perspec System Methodology Library (SML) and methodology documentation enables Perspec System Verifier customers to access PSS source code for any SML functions to develop models. This, says Cadence, saves a minimum of eight weeks of development compared with manual library creation.

This new PSS methodology and library was checked by AMIQ using the DVT Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) to confirm the new library is PSS Language Reference Manual-compliant.

The PSS methodology and library features include the PSS model library, whereby users gain access to a compliant PSS model library for common processor actions and memory operations. There are also guidelines for PSS model packaging and adoption. Users gain access to a directory and naming and packaging guidelines that make PSS-reusable code more consistent and easier to package and share.

The patterns and code examples for PSS modelling are explained, providing access to a dictionary of patterns that can be reviewed and customised.

The Perspec System Verifier improves system-level test productivity by up to 10X. It is part of the Cadence Verification Suite of core engines, verification fabric technologies and solutions that increase verification throughput.

The library will also be available in source form along with the methodology documentation to non-Perspec users to help promote the adoption of the PSS.

Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company’s Intelligent System Design strategy helps customers develop differentiated products—from chips to boards to intelligent systems—in mobile, consumer, cloud data centre, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments.

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