Semiconductor Leader Improves Development Productivity for Gigabit Ethernet Technology Innovations from Block to System to Project Level
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 7, 2004 -- Verisity, Ltd. (Nasdaq:VRST), the leading supplier of verification process automation (VPA) solutions, today announced that Agere Systems, a global leader in semiconductors for storage and networking applications, has successfully used several of Verisity's VPA products for a string of successful tape-outs including the ET1310 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller.
Agere launched the new ET1310 with TruePHY(TM) technology this year as part of the company's complete portfolio of chips for the fast-growing Gigabit Ethernet market. The ET1310 Gigabit Ethernet MAC/PHY controller is a high-performance, low-power solution that specifically addresses the high-throughput, low-latency capabilities of PCI Express in new PC designs.
Agere has utilized Verisity products for several years now because the solutions address the entire chip design verification process. "On the ET1310 project, using the automatic stimulus generation and assertion checking capabilities allowed us to specify some very hard-to-create corner cases and verify in our functional coverage report that we covered them with significantly less effort in test case generation," said Don Friedberg, director of design methodologies at Agere. "We're pleased with how the solutions will allow us to use all the existing and emerging language standards such as System Verilog."
The Agere verification team also employs e Verification Components (eVC), Verisity's reusable verification environments to integrate automatic stimulus generation, assertion checking, and functional coverage analysis. "The ET1310 project reused and enhanced an eVC developed for a previous project and it has subsequently been adopted by two additional projects. This has reduced the effort of verification environment creation and debug for three projects," said Friedberg. "We find bugs faster with far less effort."
Agere will also utilize vManager(TM), another component of VPA solutions. vManager simplifies the complete verification process by automating the many tasks that once required intensive human interaction and custom development. vManager provides predictability and optimization of resources by capturing an executable specification and providing a clear view of verification status through total coverage measurement.
Verisity Ltd., (Nasdaq:VRST) is the leading supplier of process automation solutions for the functional verification market. The company addresses customers' critical business issues with its market-leading software and intellectual property (IP) that effectively and efficiently verify the design of electronic systems and complex integrated circuits for the communications, computing, and consumer electronics global markets. Verisity's VPA solutions enable projects to move from executable verification plans to module, unit, and chip/system level "total coverage" and verification closure, while maximizing productivity, product quality, and predictability of schedules.
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