SmartDV compiler technology speeds development, customization and feature enhancement by automating VIP development
SAN DIEGO, CA – July 8, 2015 – Within a four week period, SmartDV Technologies, the verification intellectual property (VIP) company, delivered verification IP to Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions. Lattice Semiconductor used the verification IP to verify and tape out their chip with a type C/CC connector interface that supports the new USB power delivery specification.
USB Power Delivery Verification IP, one of 75+ VIPs from SmartDV, uses compiler technology that automates VIP creation as well as customization to meet customer needs, resulting in shorter support turnaround time. Customers have source code access to everything except base bus functional models (BFMs), enabling them to quickly and easily edit/modify test cases, coverage models, and sequence libraries that are shipped with the VIP package.
“SmartDV’s high-quality USB power delivery verification IP, along with fast and reliable support, has helped us verify the interface on time and enabled us to meet our stringent deadlines,” said Choon-Hoe Yeoh, senior director of EDA tools and methodologies at Lattice Semiconductor.
“It was a pleasure to help Lattice Semiconductor, a company with semiconductor and IP products that deliver connectivity across a wide array of devices,” said Harish Poojary, head of US operations and vice president of worldwide sales and business development. “Our focus is on providing products with the best combination of quality and speed to help our customers verify their designs, which in turn benefits their customers. SmartDV VIPs are two to four times faster than others in the market, based on evaluation/performance benchmarks by customers. Not only that, there are cases where we have found bugs in customer designs that were not reported by other vendor’s VIPs.”
For more information on SmartDV’s VIP portfolio, see http://www.smart-dv.com/products.html
SmartDV creates high-quality standard and custom protocol verification intellectual property (VIP), memory models and simulation acceleration IP products designed to work with coverage-driven verification flows. The company’s mission is to provide high-quality IP along with industry-best support at lower cost and to help remove limited licensing constraints, speeding up regressions and time to market. All SmartDV VIPs ship with a compliance test suite and are native UVM (or any language that a customer prefers) without any wrappers, which increases performance and simplifies debugging. Each VIP also is independently developed and verified against external design IP for highest quality.
SmartDV has customers from wireless/mobile, storage, automotive, memory, networking and other domains.