Westboro, MA, USA, May 13, 2002 - Intrinsix Corp., the largest independent ASIC and System (SoC) design company, today announced that it has released the GMII (Gigabit Media Independent Interface) and SGMII (Serial GMII) ‘e' Verification Components (eVC's). The eVC's are ready to run components, for verification of industry standard 10/100/1000-Mbit Ethernet interfaces. These eVC's are fully compliant to Verisity Design Inc.'s Specman products and further expands the Intrinsix library of pre-verified, reusable verification components.
The GMII eVC is used to verify the protocol on a 802.3 compliant GMAC layer to PHY layer interface. The eVC can be configured to operate as a link layer GMAC or PHY layer device. The eVC consists of a Frame Generator, a Frame Monitor, physical transmitters, receivers, and coverage monitors.
The SGMII eVC supports the full Cisco Systems Serial-GMII specification.
SGMII uses two data signals and two clock signals to convey frame data and link rate information between a 10/100/1000 PHY and an Ethernet MAC. The data signals operate at 1.25 Gbits/sec and the clocks operate at 625 MHz (a DDR interface). The eVC supports both half and full duplex and at all port speeds and can operate as either a PHY or MAC.
Both eVC's collect coverage information both for the interface and implementation specific items such as MAC state machines. Pre and post transmission and reception hooks are provided to facilitate any other processing required by the testbench, such as connecting to scoreboards, predictors and checkers in the verification environment.
Intrinsix Corp. is the largest independent Electronic Product Design Outsourcing company. With highly experienced engineers and teams, Intrinsix architects, designs and verifies hardware and software for complex electronic systems. These systems are most often System on Chip (SoC) designs in networking, wireless and digital media applications. As a result of the demanding feature and time-to-market characteristics of these applications, Intrinsix rapidly delivers its SoC hardware and deeply embedded software to customers by using state of the art co-design and co-verification techniques. Intrinsix provides these services to leading electronics and defense companies that have devices produced by semiconductor vendors such as Texas Instruments (TXN), IBM (IBM), Agere (AGRA), LSI Logic (LSI), Philips/VLSI (PHG), and Infineon(IFX), among others. Intrinsix also utilizes industry standard tools from companies such as ), Verisity (VRST), Synopsys (SNPS), Mentor Graphics (MENT), and Cadence (CDN), among others. The company's lengthy list of successful customers and partners attests to the high quality of its engineering and results-oriented teamwork. Intrinsix has a network of Design Centers strategically located throughout North America and Europe.
Intrinsix Corp. headquarters are located at 33 Lyman Street,Westboro, MA 01581, Tel: (508) 836-4100; Fax: (508) 836-4222, www.intrinsix.com.
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