SAN FRANCISCO Synopsys Inc. Wednesday (Sept. 13) announced the release of verification intellectual property (IP) for the Open Core Protocol (OCP) interface.
Synopsys (Mountain View, Calif.) said it developed verification IP for the OCP interface in response to customer demand for using its DesignWare Library and VCS Verification Library to verify systems and cores that utilize OCP. According to the company, the OCP verification IP provides 100 percent coverage as defined in the OCP 2.0/2.1 compliance checks document.
The IP is also compliant with the VMM methodology defined in the Verification Methodology Manual for SystemVerilog, supports popular simulators and enables up to five times faster verification when used with the VCS comprehensive functional verification solution, Synopsys said.
"Several of our major customers asked us to support the OCP standard with our proven DesignWare Verification IP," said Guri Stark, vice president of marketing for Synopsys' solutions group. "We have worked closely with the OCP-IP organization and its member companies to bring a product to market that fully meets the needs of OCP verification."
Synopsys DesignWare Verification IP for OCP 2.1 is available on a limited basis now as part of the DesignWare Library and VCS Verification Library products, Synopsys said. Licensees of DesignWare Library and VCS Verification Library will gain access to OCP Verification IP for no additional charge. Production release is scheduled for November.
OCP is a standard IP core interface that facilitates "plug and play" system-on-chip (SoC) design.