Verification IP has automotive, hyperscale data centres in its sights

Automotive, hyperscale data centre and mobile applications are served by the 10 Verification IPs (VIPs) introduced by Cadence Design Systems. They are designed to deliver improved verification throughput to ensure SoCs and microcontrollers meet industry specifications and standards protocols.

The Cadence VIPs are part of the Cadence Verification Suite and support the company’s Intelligent System Design strategy. The Cadence Verification Suite is comprised of core engines and verification fabric technologies that increase verification throughput and design quality, fulfilling verification requirements for a variety of applications and vertical segments.

The new VIPs offer customers verification for the most complex protocols with access to a consistent application programme interface (API) across all VIP with complete bus functional models (BFMs), integrated protocol checks and coverage models to adopt the appropriate VIP for a design.

The VIP additions support multiple application areas and specifications. For hyperscale data centres, this includes CXL (Compute Express Link), HBM3 and  Ethernet 802.3ck.

In the automotive space they support CSI-2 3.0 and MIPI I3C 1.1 and for consumer and mobile designs, they support TileLink, eUSB2, UFS 3.1, MIPI SPMIsm and MIPI RFFEsm v3.0.

Additionally, all Cadence VIPs include Cadence TripleCheck technology, which provides a specification-compliant verification plan that is linked to comprehensive coverage models and a test suite to ensure compliance with the interface specification.

“The requirements for higher bandwidth, lower power and more effective cache coherency management are growing exponentially, driving a new set of protocols to address them,” said Paul Cunningham, corporate vice president and general manager of the System & Verification Group at Cadence. The 10 new VIPs provide verification that ensures the designs comply with the standard specifications as well as application-specific timing, power and performance metrics, enabling increased verification throughput and the fastest path to IP, SoC and microcontroller verification closure, he added.

Cadence has been operating in the electronic design market for over 30 years, building on computational software expertise. The company applies its Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP.

Customers operate in multiple areas from chips to boards to systems for consumer, hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, aerospace, industrial and healthcare markets.

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