June 8, 2005 - Santa Clara, California - Knowlent Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and Intellectual Property (IP) startup, today announced that it has added XAUI interface electrical verification support to its Opal Electrical Verification Platforms (EVPs), and is introducing the Opal XAUI EVP. Opal also supports Serial ATA and PCI Express PHY (physical) layer interface verification.
Opal Electrical Verification Platforms (EVPs) comprehensively verify the electrical layer of the high-speed interfaces before tape-out to avoid any surprises post-silicon. Opal also speeds up the verification process by interactively and automatically verifying the PHY layer of PCI Express, Serial ATA or XAUI interfaces of electronic designs.
"Knowlent offers a product whose importance will do nothing but grow over time," remarked Richard Wawrzyniak, Semico analyst.
"Verifying that interfaces run correctly at multi-gigahertz rates across silicon, packages and boards is challenging. We are focused on offering electrical verification platforms for high-speed interface verification and helping to eliminate this verification bottleneck," noted Sandipan Bhanot, CEO of Knowlent Corporation.
About Knowlent Electrical Verification IP
Verification platforms and the verification IP market are well established for digital design. Because of the rapid adoption of high-speed interface technology, there has been a significant change in interface verification requirements, and thus there is now a need for EVPs and associated electrical verification IP. Designers now have to thoroughly verify the electrical layer of the interface because this layer is most vulnerable to failures at higher speeds. Until now, interface verification offerings were limited to the functional level. With Knowlent's Opal, electrical verification of high-speed interfaces is now available to complement functional verification.
Price and Availability
Opal PCI Express, Opal Serial ATA and Opal XAUI EVPs are available now. Supported platforms include Solaris and Linux. Pricing starts at $65,000 for a one-year license.
About Knowlent at the Design Automation Conference
Knowlent will be demonstrating its new EVPs for the first time at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) (www.dac.com) in Anaheim next week, June 13-16, Booth #456. To arrange an appointment or demonstration, please email email@example.com
About Knowlent Corporation
Knowlent Corporation is a member of ARM's Connected Community, and is a Silicon Valley-based Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and IP startup providing Electrical Verification Platforms (EVPs) for standards-based high-speed interface verification. For more information, please visit Knowlent at www.knowlent.com or call (408) 748-0600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE: Knowlent Corporation