CAMPBELL, Calif. -- October 6, 2008
-- Silicon Interfaces®, a high-end design services and leading IP provider in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, announces the availability of their OVM Based IEEE 1394-1995/1394a-2000 Link Layer Controller Open Verification Component (OVC) supporting multi-language verification environments. The 1394 OVC is the latest addition to the portfolio of Silicon Interfaces Verification IPs which combines proven methodology, robust multi-language interfaces, and powerful verification technology into a highly reusable verification component.
The 1394 OVC is a fully documented, off-the-shelf component using the Open Verification Methodology for quickly enabling functional verification. The OVM based application programming interface (API) supports the IEEE standards of both SystemVerilog and e, enabling the powerful combination of field-proven verification capabilities, a multi-language interface, and scaleable OVM methodology. “This is another example of how open source technology enables the ecosystem to meet customer needs,” said Michal Siwinski, Marketing Group Director at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., which co-developed the OVM. “We are pleased to see Silicon Interfaces able to leverage their expertise in IEEE 1394 to deliver powerful verification solutions.” Silicon Interfaces® created the 1394 OVC under their IP Development Program - Silicon Cores: Core to the Intelligent Systems™, and provides complete verification of Link Layer Controller designs that conforms to standard IEEE 1394 specifications.
The 1394 OVC consists of a complete set of verification capabilities like sequencer, checker, coverage metrics and SystemVerilog API interfaces within the OVM. The 1394 OVC supports the IEEE 1394 PHY specification at the physical layer and Application, transaction layer and serial bus manager features at the host side. Data transmission can be configured with different speeds (100, 200 or 400 Mbps) and can configured with different asynchronous and isochronous (real-time) data transfers. The 1394 OVC combines built-in coverage analysis, self-checking test benches and coverage metrics to significantly reduce the time spent verifying a design under test.Product Highlights:
- Fully OVM-compliant and completely configurable with SystemVerilog or e environment, as per user requirements and the OVM User Guide for OVC’s
- Protocol monitoring and checking through PHY interface and host interface monitors using the 1394 OVC.
- Support for direct and random stimulus generation using OVM sequencers.
- Built-in coverage analysis for both asynchronous and isochronous transfers.
- OVM based transactions using monitors, checkers and scoreboards.
- Support for IEEE 1394 designs for data rates at 100 Mbps, 200Mbps and 400 Mbps with 32 bit generic host.
- HDL independent.
For a complete listing of features and pricing of the 1394 OVC, visit the Silicon Cores web site at www.siliconcores.com Availability
The IEEE 1394 OVM-compliant OVC VIP is available now.About Silicon Interfaces
Silicon Interfaces offers Design Services by Onsite Contract Consulting, Offshore Projects, Virtual Development Services (VDC) as well as many silicon optimized IPs across multiple domain such as Networking, Data Communications, Interconnect, Embedded and Storage, primarily in the areas of SystemVerilog/Verilog/VHDL/SystemC for Design, Modeling and Verification of complex SoC, ASIC and FPGAs. We offer extensive Verification Programs based on SystemVerilog, E Language, Vera, Verilog and VHDL, wherein we have developed e Verification Components, OVAs, Verification IP and Verification Test Benches. For more information, please visit www.siliconinterfaces.com
Since July 2001, Silicon Interfaces promoted an IP Development Program - Silicon Cores: Core to the Intelligent Systems. We have IPs such as Bluetooth BaseBand, 802.11 a/b/g MAC & Baseband, Gigabit Ethernet MAC, SONET STS 1/3 Framer, 1394, USB2 Function Controller, USB On-the-Go, InfiniBand, Rapid IO, 8530, 8051, 7990 and UART. The company offers Verification IP solutions using industry standard methodologies. More information available at www.siliconcores.com