London, England--April 22, 1997--Mentor Graphics' Inventra Intellectual Property Business Unit (Wilsonville, OR) announced shipment of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) Evaluation Board. The board reduces development time of USB-based ASICs and ICs by providing an off-the-shelf physical prototype for real-time verification and debugging of USB cores, embedded software, and PC software drivers.
Inventra's USB Evaluation Board replaces a custom prototype board, thereby increasing engineering efficiency. Besides providing real-time verification capability for USB-based designs, the Evaluation Board also offers flexibility. On-board FPGAs allow engineers to modify the USB core and download the changes immediately, while a wire-wrap area permits designers to develop a complete prototype of the end product.
The USB Evaluation Board is available for users of the synthesizeable USB cores supplied by Inventra. It emulates an actual system connected to a PC, verifying interaction between the PC, USB core, proprietary custom circuitry, and other USB peripherals.
The USB Evaluation Board supports debugging of hardware, embedded software, and PC software. The product allows engineers to work with the design interactively so that they can efficiently evaluate modifications.
Inventra provides customers with a complete range of intellectual property solutions for USB, including cores, embedded software, driver software, and prototype boards.
The USB Evaluation Board is priced at $5,000 and is available now.
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