Cupertino, CA--April 24, 1997--IKOS Systems Inc. (Cupertino, CA) announced that its high-performance design verification tools and consulting services are being utilized by SiRF Technology Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA), a provider of Global Positioning System (GPS) products.
SiRF's high-performance SiRFstar GPS architecture can be embedded in a variety of new and existing consumer products including car navigation systems, portable PCs, cellular phones, entertainment systems, and handheld devices to provide end users with location information. SiRF is using IKOS tools and services for the development of future products.
With the help of IKOS' consulting services organization, SiRF refined its design methodology and reduced its simulation time from weeks to days. IKOS personnel worked on site at SiRF's facility to assist in optimizing the verification methodology and integrating the EDA technology used in the SiRF design process.
Specifically, IKOS' consulting services were used to support SiRF's integration of the IKOS NSIM hardware accelerator and Gemini CSX, mixed-level Verilog simulator into its design environment. Through the use of these tools and consulting services, SiRF has realized productivity improvement in mixed-level simulation of Verilog behavioral and gate-level design descriptions.
IKOS Verilog simulation solution, Gemini CSX, is being used by SiRF to validate the accuracy of its designs.
Gemini CSX added value to SiRF's design environment by achieving a 30X performance improvement over software simulation. This environment included full timing ASIC libraries.
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