Based on the advanced Virtex-IITM FPGAs ZeBu accelerates co-simulation of designs driven by Verilog/VHDL/C/C++/SystemC testbenches
PARIS, France, April 22, 2002 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and Emulation and Verification Engineering (EVE), SARL, a French EDA startup specializing in the creation of advanced verification products and provider of engineering services, teamed up to offer a family of high-performance co-simulation platforms, called ZeBu, for designs that fit in the high-density Virtex-II X2CV6000™ FPGA.
" Platform FPGAs, such as the Virtex-II devices represent a major advancement in the evolution of programmable logic devices and we are pleased to offer a unique and flexible validation platform for these high-performance devices, " said Luc Burgun, CEO and president of EVE. " We believe that customers incorporating our design validation technology based on Xilinx's Virtex-II devices will be able to speed up the verification cycle by three to four orders of magnitude compared with the existing technologies. " Built on a PCI board, ZeBu covers a broad spectrum of verification needs such as H/W debugging, regression testing, S/W debugging, System debugging, Co-modeling, and even reconfigurable computing.
" The combination of EVE co-simulation technology with our Virtex-II technology provides Xilinx users with access to a high-performance, cost-effective verification solution, " said Rich Sevcik, senior vice president FPGA Products at Xilinx. " This solution enables our users to dramatically increase the designer productivity. " Launched at DATE2002 in Paris, ZeBu received a significant endorsement from five major electronic giants who signed up for an evaluation.
Pricing and availability
By choosing the Virtex-II, EVE has linked the design capacity of its ZeBu platform to the state-of-the-art FPGA family roadmap. ZeBu ZV-6000 will begin shipping in May 2002, priced at $49,000 (U.S.). In October 2002, EVE will introduce the second member of the ZeBu family based on the Virtex XC2V8000™.
About the Virtex-II Device
The Virtex-II XC2V6000 FPGA, is the largest field programmable device available from Xilinx. Using an abundant supply of internal logic resources, such as 67,000 look-up tables (LUT), 67,000 registers, 144 18x18 multipliers, and 144 18 kbits of SRAM (totaling approximately six million systems gates), the FPGA can contain large designs instead of partitioning the design into smaller blocks. The Virtex-II X2CV6000 FPGA, available in various packages, can support more than 1100 I/O pins to allow the mapping of I/O-intensive designs and the creation of a large number of probes on internal signals. The Xilinx ISE software provides also outstanding compilation time performance, while offering ways to observe in real time any internal signals based on dynamic probes.
About Emulation and Verification Engineering
EV Engineering, SARL, offers innovative IP and H/W-assisted verification solutions and verification engineering services that accelerate the design of complex integrated circuits, prevalent in the communications, wireless, networking, computer, and consumer product markets. The company, launched in 2000 by emulation and verification design tool experts, is privately held and is headquartered at 2 bis, Voie La Cardon, 91120 Palaiseau, France. Telephone : (33)- 1 - 22.214.171.124. Facsimile : (33)- 1 - 126.96.36.199. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org. Web Site : http://www.eve-team.com.
Xilinx is the leading innovator of complete programmable logic solutions, including advanced integrated circuits, software design tools, predefined system functions delivered as cores, and unparalleled field engineering support. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Xilinx invented the field programmable gate array (FPGA) and commands more than half of the world market for these devices today. Xilinx solutions enable customers to reduce significantly the time required to develop products for the computer, peripheral, telecommunications, networking, industrial control, instrumentation, high-reliability/military, and consumer markets. For more information, visit the Xilinx web site at www.xilinx.com.