MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - June 10, 2002 - eInfochips and Verisity Ltd. (Nasdaq: VRST), the leading provider of functional verification automation tools, today announced that IDT (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI) has selected eInfochips' PCI-X e Verification Component (eVC™) to be used in their Specman Elite™ verification environment. eVCs are reusable plug-and-play verification components for standard interfaces based on Verisity's high-level verification language, e. IDT chose the PCI-X eVC to cut the time it takes to create their verification environment and ensure a higher-quality design.
eInfochips developed the PCI-X eVC through Verisity's Verification Alliance™ program. eInfochips Inc., is at the forefront in advanced verification methodologies and has developed several eVCs using Specman Elite to reduce the time it takes to create verification infrastructure and automated testbench environments. Thus eInfochips supports Verisity's verification reuse strategy for improving productivity.
"With the use of eInfochips' PCI-X eVC in our verification environment and the support of their team, which has assisted in generating test cases to debug the RTL, we have been able to rapidly address the verification bottleneck,'" said John Mick, vice president of engineering and general manager for IDT's Dallas Design Center. "Test suites accompanying the eVC have helped in identifying corner cases and in reaching a greater verilog coverage. Within weeks of adopting the eVC into our environment, we have reduced nearly 100 percent of our verification effort for the PCI-X portion of our design and have a powerful advantage of getting to market faster with a high-quality design."
"The Verification Alliance program has been a great resource for both additional consulting services and eVCs," said Dave Tokic, director of strategic marketing for Verisity. "eInfochips' eVC for PCI-X is a very important piece of the verification environment for any design containing the PCI-X standard."
"eInfochips' eVCs leverage the power of Specman Elite and superior verification methodologies to accelerate the development of complete verification suites and aid verification engineers in quickly building the overall verification environment. Our expert services on Specman Elite's methodology enable our customers to come up with complex testbench solutions in the fastest possible time," said Niraj Patel, Head, ASIC division at eInfochips, Inc.
About PCI-X eVC
The eInfochips PCI-X eVC is a ready-made highly configurable e verification component suitable for any DUT that interfaces with a PCI-X bus. It is easy to configure and integrate with your ASIC. The eInfochips PCI-X eVC is the set of the behavioral models and test suites written in e language. The models are tools for system designers to exercise and debug the design of components/ systems based on PCI-X standard. The objective of the eVC is to aid in the functional verification process and to reduce errors prior to silicon.
The environment includes models of PCI-X master and target devices, a PCI-X arbiter to control bus access, a protocol and timing monitor to check for and report protocol violation and functional coverage analysis. In addition to this, it also includes a full suite of compliance test scenarios that verify compliance to PCI-X and PCI 2.2 specification.
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e Verification Components
eVCs foster verification reuse because they can easily be moved from the module-level verification to SoC-level verification, as well as from one chip design to another. Users can drop them into their designs and drastically cut the time it takes to create a verification environment.
Each eVC includes three integrated components: a stimuli generator for injecting and generating traffic, monitors and checkers for viewing outputs and checking protocol rules, and coverage reports showing the functional coverage of scenarios. They can be used in a variety of design applications and are available for a wide array of industry standards.
For a complete listing of eVCs available please visit our web site at http://www.verisity.com/products/evc.html. Customers can log into the eVC Store in the Verification Vault https://www.verificationvault.com.
IDT enhances the global network with semiconductor solutions for communications companies that lead innovation and drive convergence in voice, data and wireless networks. IDT is focused on enhancing system bandwidth with communications-specific products including integrated communications processors, IP co-processors and telecom products. The portfolio is also comprised of key support products optimized for communications applications, including the industry's broadest selection of FIFOs, multi-ports, and clock management products. In addition, the product mix includes high-performance digital logic and high-speed SRAMs to meet the requirements of leading communications companies.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company employs approximately 3,700 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in California and Oregon, and test and assembly facilities in the Philippines and Malaysia. IDT stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol "IDTI." The company is included in the S&P 1000, which is a combination of the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices, as well as the Nasdaq-100 Index® (NDX), which includes the largest non-financial companies on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Additional information about IDT is easily accessible at www.idt.com or on CD-ROM by calling (800) 345-7015. The investor hotline is (408) 654-6420.
eInfochips delivers high-quality services based on Hardware Verification Languages (HVL),that enable customers to compete effectively in their target markets and to widen their client base by dramatically reducing the time-to-verify. It has a large team of engineers dedicated to reusable Verification IP design. eInfochips' expertise with HVLs, test bench automation tools and the various eVCs that they have designed help the design and verification engineers to devise verification models and methodologies, with highest efficiency in the shortest time.
The engineering teams in India as well as in USA have considerable amount of experience at designing and verifying complex ASICs, IP/Cores, System-on-Chip and custom ICs, vast exposure to EDA tools & HVL based verification methodologies and also possess comprehensive knowledge of seeing a chip all the way through to tape-out. eInfochips has chosen the route of partnership with cutting edge technology companies to meet the ever-emerging needs of customer for the design and verification services. For more information on eInfochips visit http://www.einfochips.com or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Verisity is the leading provider of proprietary technologies and software products used to efficiently verify designs of electronic systems and complex integrated circuits that are essential to high growth segments of the electronics industry. Verisity's products automate the process of detecting flaws in these designs, enabling customers to deliver higher quality products, accelerate time-to-market and reduce overall product development costs.
Verisity Design, Inc.'s principal executive offices are located in Mountain View, CA. The Company's principal research and development offices are located in Rosh Ha'ain, Israel. For more information, see Verisity's web site at www.verisity.com.
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