Native SystemVerilog VIP supports USB4; expands display capabilities
Believed to be the industry’s first sub-system verification, verification IP (VIP), and UVM source code test suite to support the latest USB4 specification, Synopsys VC VIP for USB is based on a native SystemVerilog/UVM architecture.
USB4 includes two-lane operation using the existing USB Type-C connector that can carry up to 40Gbits per second of data over new certified cables. USB4 also supports Thunderbolt 3 and expands USB functionality to include new display capabilities, adds Synopsys.
“Synopsys VIP for USB4 strengthens the USB ecosystem and facilitates early adoption and rapid development of the high-performance next-generation USB architecture,” said USB-IF president and chief operating officer Jeff Ravencraft.
The EDA company claims to be the first to deliver VIP and source code test suite for USB 3.2 and USB power delivery 3.0. This latest offering, the Synopsys VC VIP for USB, is based on a native SystemVerilog/UVM architecture and features built-in comprehensive coverage, verification plan, extensive protocol checks, and integration with Synopsys’ Verdi protocol-aware debug. Synopsys VIP includes an extensive and customisable set of frame generation, error injection capabilities, and comprehensive exception list to generate negative scenarios. In addition, UVM source code test suites are also available to verify features with minimal effort and jumpstart custom testing of USB designs.
Synopsys VIP and source code test suite for USB4 are available today as standalone products. VIP and source code test suites for USB up to 3.2, Power Delivery up to 3.0, and Subsystem Verification Solution for Type-C are also available.
Synopsys says it is the world’s 15th largest software company. It specialises in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and, more recently, software security. Customers are system on chip (SoC) designers and software developers writing applications that require the highest security and quality.
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