New MIPI Standard Support Complements More Than 30 ZeBu Accelerated Debug Environments
SAN JOSE, CALIF. –– September 18, 2012 –– EVE, the leader in hardware/software co-verification, today announced immediate availability of the e-zTest MIPI CSI-2 and e-zTest MIPI DSI validation platforms.
These two new wireless system-on-chip (SoC) validation platforms support the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance wireless standards for Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2) and Display Serial Interface (DSI). They allow fast configuration of virtual cameras and virtual displays, along with an interface to a device under test (DUT) in the high-performance ZeBu SoC emulation system. The virtual test environment offers network accessibility of the design to any hardware or software engineer.
“With new MIPI-based wireless virtual components, we maintain our leadership position by supplying the broadest range of accelerated SoC virtual verification environments that now stands at more than 30,” notes Luc Burgun, EVE’s president and chief executive officer (CEO). “These application-specific debug solutions offer design teams the ability to lead their markets with working silicon faster than their competition.”
The new platforms, available now, are the first commercial synthesizable virtual components for SoC emulation that meet MIPI standards.
e-zTest MIPI CSI-2 includes a user-configurable virtual camera with resolutions up to 12 megapixels, application programming interfaces (APIs) for fast integration of the platform with the DUT and development of test programs, including playback of stored files or self-generated test patterns. It supports CSI-2 data and control interfaces, a protocol analyzer, and transaction and data logging and displays.
e-zTest MIPI DSI provides a high-resolution virtual display environment for processed camera or other mobile device information to be captured, displayed and analyzed on a virtual screen without the need for speed adaption hardware. The virtual display includes menus for video playback control, on-screen display of all display settings, and provides real-time updates of the frame rate and bandwidth. It includes a protocol analyzer, and transaction and data monitors and logging.
They support CSI-2 and DSI transactions over the MIPI D-PHY physical layer. Support is provided for the generic MIPI D-PHY PPI interface and has been tested to be plug-n-play with Mixel’s D-PHY IP, licensed by an analog/mixed-signal semiconductor supplier, and a mutual customer of both companies.
“We worked closely with EVE’s engineering team to support our mutual customer using the new e-zTest MIPI CSI-2 validation platform,” comments Ashraf Takla, president and CEO of Mixel. “Together, we are assuring that our products are seamlessly integrated so they can be used effectively and effortlessly, and that they will be widely adopted by the MIPI ecosystem.”
EVE provides accelerated SoC transaction-based verification for hardware and software developers from leading semiconductor, communications, video, and portable and stationary consumer product companies who access ZeBu as a network resource. These new components complement the large library of ZeBu e-zTest validation platforms currently used in wireless SoC designs for transaction-based verification. ZeBu provides a library of off-the-shelf, synthesizable emulation virtual components to debug Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe, USB, video/HDMI, I2C, I2S and AMBA protocols and integration with virtual platform development environments for pre-silicon software development. EVE’s ZEMI-3 product generates custom, synthesizable transactors for custom protocols.
Typical projects achieve verification speeds that range from five to 15 megahertz (MHz) with ZeBu Blade2 and ZeBu-Server. With Smart Debug, ZeBu provides 100% accessibility into the DUT and a hierarchical, deterministic debug methodology to trace problems quickly.
EVE is the worldwide leader in hardware/software co-verification solutions, offering fast transaction-based co-emulation and in-circuit emulation, with installations at five of the top six semiconductor companies. EVE products shorten the overall verification cycle of complex integrated circuits and electronic systems designs, and can be integrated with transaction-level ESL tools and software debuggers, target hardware systems, as well as Verilog, SystemVerilog and VHDL simulators. EVE is a member of OCP-IP and the MIPI Alliance, along with ARM, Mentor Graphics, Real Intent, Springsoft and Synopsys Partner programs. Its United States headquarters is located in San Jose, Calif. Corporate headquarters is in Wissous, France. Other offices are located in India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Tunisia. Visit EVE online at: www.eve-team.com.
About MIPI Alliance
MIPI Alliance is a global, collaborative organization comprised of companies that span the mobile ecosystem and are committed to defining and promoting interface specifications for mobile devices. MIPI Specifications establish standards for hardware and software interfaces which drive new technology and enable faster deployment of new features and services. For more information, go to www.mipi.org.