Earlier this year, Cadence announced the expansion of its VIP Catalog to include Accelerated VIP (AVIP). AVIP is used together with Cadence's Verification Computing Platform to enable RTL verification. AVIP running on the Palladium XP platform consistently executes hundreds of times faster than with simulation. Obviously this is great news for validation teams since designs routinely exceed 50Mgates these days and much greater performance is needed.
AVIP is also proving to be uniquely suited for another purpose: driver/firmware integration and validation. Cadence is seeing strong demand from our customers for this need.
One example I've been closely monitoring is Samsung Memory. I thought I'd draw your attention to it since many of our customers could similarly benefit from this approach.
Samsung has been using Cadence AVIP to verify their new PCI Express based solid-state drive (SSD) design. Samsung SSDs are typically being employed in laptops and servers to reduce power and space and increase reliability relative to traditional hard disk drives.
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