0-In verification monitor checks HyperTransport protocol
By Michael Santarini, EE Times
November 27, 2001 (12:39 p.m. EST)
SAN MATEO, Calif. Tool vendor 0-In Design Automation Inc. has released a version of its CheckerWare monitor for the HyperTransport I/O Link Protocol standard.
0-In said the HyperTransport monitor will help designers develop chips that use the protocol. Developed largely by Advanced Micro Devices Inc., HyperTransport technology provides a low-latency, low-pin-count, high-speed link between chips inside computers and communication devices, and is said to make interaction between devices up to 48 times faster than some existing bus technologies. The 0-In development team used AMD's simulation environment to ensure that its HyperTransport monitor complies with the latest version of the HyperTransport I/O Specification.
The protocol monitor is essentially an executable specification for the HyperTransport standard, and therefore is likely more precise and accurate than t he written document itself, 0-In said.
A customer has used the HyperTransport monitor successfully in a design, the company said.
The monitor supports many modes and features of the HyperTransport Protocol, including End, Node and Bridge implementations, all CAD widths, error handling and low-level link initialization.