Integrated Platform Offers Accelerated Performance; Up to 100,000 Times Acceleration Over Logic Simulators
Woburn, Mass. and San Jose, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2004 - ZAiQ Technologies, Inc., provider of Electronic System Level (ESL) design and verification solutions, and advanced verification specialist Emulation and Verification Engineering (EVE), today announced that ZAiQ's SYSTEMware and EVE's ZeBu have been integrated to produce a transaction-based verification platform. This integrated tool accelerates verification by up to five orders of magnitude over pure logic simulators.
For example, on a network processor system on chip (SoC) containing 550,000 application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) gates plus 2.5-million bits of random access memory (RAM), ZeBu/ZAiQ achieved up to 100,000 times speedup. Most tests were in the range of 1,000 to 10,000 times. In general, acceleration varies with the type and size of the design and test suite.
ZeBu -- for Zero Bugs -- is a hardware-assisted verification platform used to accelerate the verification process of ASIC and field programmable gate array (FPGA) designs and the software development cycle for embedded software designs. Installed on a designer's desktop, it offers the same hardware debugging capabilities found in high-end emulation systems at a higher speed and at a fraction of the cost.
SYSTEMware provides designers with a pre-configured, rapidly usable transaction-based system level verification environment for complex designs, along with an extensive library of verification intellectual property (IP) to comprehensively and efficiently test those designs. It offers a transaction-based verification environment running on the ZeBu system utilizing the Accellera standard -- Standard Co-Emulation Application Programming Interface (SCE-API). ZAiQ's verification IP, called SYSTEMware Verification Components (SVCs), supports the SCE-API down to the synthesizable Bus Functional Model (BFM) level. SVCs are available for standard interfaces and protocols such as AMBA, USB and Ethernet.
"ZAiQ's transactions-based SYSTEMware products increase the adoption of EVE's leading-edge product," states Luc Burgun, EVE's chief executive officer (CEO) and president. "The integration of ZeBu and SYSTEMware provides true electronic system level -- or ESL -- verification and dramatically reduces the time design teams spend verifying their chip and system designs."
Adds Rich McAndrew, executive vice president and general manager of ZAiQ's SYSTEMware Products Group: "Combining SCE-API transaction-based verification with state-of-the-art hardware-assisted functional verification offers designers an extraordinary price/performance ratio. The EVE team has delivered a compelling board-level solution for hardware debugging, hardware-software co-verification, and embedded software development. ZAiQ's SYSTEMware and synthesizable standards-based verification IP and EVE's ZeBu provides designers with a cost-effective alternative for high-performance verification.
Additionally, ZAiQ and EVE have entered into a value-added reseller (VAR) that allows EVE customers to order the integrated ZeBu and SYSTEMware solution directly from EVE and to use off-the-self standard transactors from ZAiQ's SYSTEMware library of SVCs.
Pricing and Availability
U.S. pricing for ZeBu/SVC starts at $66,600. It is shipping now.
For more information, contact Lauro Rizzatti, EVE-Team USA's CEO and vice president of marketing, at (408) 881-0440
About Emulation and Verification Engineering
EVE offers innovative intellectual property (IP) and hardware-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. It has offices in San Jose, Calif. Telephone: (408) 881-0440. Fax: (408) 904-5800. It also has offices in Palaiseau, France. Telephone: (33) 1 64532730. Fax: (33) 1 64532740.Web Site: http://www.eve-team.com.
About ZAiQ Technologies, Inc
Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., ZAiQ Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of verification solutions for companies that develop complex telecommunications, networking and computer products. Its innovative domain-specific design methodologies enable the creation and integration of reusable IP. As a result, customers are able to achieve breakthroughs in the time-to-market while substantially reducing the development costs of complex systems. Information about ZAiQ and its products and services are available by phone at (781) 932-2442 or on the Internet at http://www.zaiqtech.com.
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