This is a roundup of news or activities in the past few days that may be of interest to people.
Things are quieting down as we get into the holiday season, and not a whole lot of news to report on this week. I wish you all Happy Holidays.
Calypto has signed an agreement with AcconSys, a distributor of electronic design automation (EDA) products in China. AcconSys will provide sales and support for Calypto’s products-Catapult®, SLEC® and PowerPro®- throughout China. This will enable increased support to China, which accounted for 70% of total semiconductor IPOs during 2010 and is now a significant source of new semiconductor companies and financial funding for start-ups.
Mentor Graphics has announced the availability of a set of protocol transactors for use with the Veloce® hardware emulation platform. The Veloce transactors enable the use of stimuli generated by modern simulation testbenches, including SystemVerilog/OVM and UVM, SystemC, and ‘C’- based environments, and apply them to the design-under-test (DUT) running in the Veloce hardware. This allows engineers to stress-test a DUT that includes one or more protocol interfaces on their SoC at orders of magnitude faster than simulation. Since the connection between the testbench and the Veloce transactors are at a transaction-level, rather than signal interface, a high level of performance is delivered. The Veloce transactors provide protocol solutions for ARM’s AMBA AXI, AHB, and APB standards, Universal Serial Bus (USB), PCI Express, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), SPI, I2C, and audio standards, including I2S. The ability to use the same testbench in both simulation and emulation leverages testbench development across the two platforms and accelerates design regression testing by hundreds of times over simulation.
Brian Bailey – keeping you covered
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