“Complete with test suites and coverage suites”, “Plug-n-Play”, “Out-of-the-Box”. These are some of the terms that are used now-a-days to describe verification IPs. Increasing SOC complexity and shortened cycles for tape out have triggered the demand for such solutions. A Verification IP is no longer restricted to a Bus Functional Model alone. It now includes the full verification solution needed to verify an IP. Every vendor now talks about a “complete” verification solution. But what should you be really evaluating for to ensure you are really buying one?