Newark, CA- Wednesday, May 08, 2006 – nSys Design Systems today announced it is a new member in the ARM® Connected Community. As part of the ARM Connected Community, nSys will gain access to a full range of resources to help it market and deploy innovative solutions that will enable developers to get their ARM Powered® products to market faster.
“The availability of the nVS (nSys Verification Suite) for the AMBA® 3 AXI™ protocol fills the gap for Verilog based designs. The nVS for the AMBA 3 AXI protocol is based upon our nVS family of Verification suites that has matured as a result of constant dialogue, interaction and research with the user community. Also with the availability of Verification IPs (VIPs) for on-chip interconnect from nSys, users can now verify their I/O standards blocks that support AMBA protocol-based interconnects using nVS at both the interfaces of their blocks e.g. PCI Express and the AMBA 3 AXI interface.” said Atul Bhatia, Director, nSys Design Systems.
Besides the Basic, Directed, Error and Random tests, the nVS for AMBA 3 AXI interconnects has tests designed to ensure complete assertion coverage of the AXI protocol as defined by the assertion-based AMBA 3 AXI protocol rule sets available from ARM. This will give designers confidence that their AMBA 3 AXI protocol-based designs verified using the nVS will accurately adhere to the AMBA 3 AXI protocol.
nSys has always been in the forefront for providing innovative Verification solutions for the developer community. Incorporation of Test Suites in the nVS for AMBA 3 AXI protocol-based interconnects would significantly reduce the verification time as developers will be able to achieve their functional coverage goal much sooner. Availability of Test Suites would ensure assertion coverage as defined by the assertion-based AMBA 3 AXI protocol rule sets available from ARM and will lead to higher compatibility and compliance of AMBA 3 AXI protocol-based designs.
The ARM Connected Community is a global network of companies aligned to provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture and end use, for products based on the ARM architecture. ARM offers a variety of resources to Community members, including promotional programs and peer-networking opportunities that enable a variety of ARM Partners to come together to provide end-to-end customer solutions.
“The Connected Community is a forum for companies to work together to provide the most complete solutions in the shortest possible time. By joining the Community, which now comprises more than 330 companies, nSys Design Systems increases the large portfolio of skills, products and services that are centred around the ARM architecture, and currently available to developers worldwide,” said Ian Thornton, Director of Solutions Marketing, ARM.
For more information about the ARM Connected Community, please visit http://www.arm.com/community.
The nVS for AMBA 3 AXI protocol-based interconnects provides a comprehensive solution for functional verification of AMBA 3 AXI protocol-based designs. The nVS allows design and verification engineers to quickly and extensively test the entire functionality of their AMBA 3 AXI compliant devices. nSys also offers solutions for functional verification of AMBA AHB™ and AMBA APB™ interconnects.
- Support for all types of AMBA 3 AXI devices: Master/Slave
- Configurable transfer size for read and write transactions
- Configurable wait states on different channels
- Flexibility to send completely configured data
- Ability to inject errors during data transfer
- Support for SASD, SAMD and MAMD buses
- Full support of basic, random, directed, error and compliance testing
- Configurable default values for control signals
- Low power support
- Supports unaligned data transfer
- On-the-fly protocol and data checking
- Consistent interface across the nVS family
The nVS in Verilog for the AMBA 3 AXI protocol is available for evaluations to qualifying customers. The nVS includes Master, Slave, Monitor, Checker, interconnect models and Test Suites.
nSys is the leading provider of Verilog based Verification IPs. nSys provides products and services to Accelerate Designs of its customers, by focusing on the verification phase of ASIC/FPGA/IP development. By leveraging its vast experience in standards-based product development, the nSys team creates verification solutions that solve the most challenging functional verification problems in the world. The nSys solutions are in the form of Verification IPs backed by services.
For more information, please visit us at www.nsysinc.com