SAN FRANCISCOCadence Design Systems Inc. said Monday (Nov. 17) it would make available Open Verification Methodology (OVM) verification IP (VIP) for USB 3.0 and PCI Express 3.0 during the first quarter of 2009.
In a statement, Dave Tokic, director of product marketing at Cadence said the company is investing to deliver automated OVM VIP to early protocol adopters at the earliest possible time.
Last week, Denali Software Inc. said its PureSpec verification IP (VIP) product now supports the USB 3.0 specification.
Also last week, Synopsys Inc. said it would deliver IP for USB 3.0 controllers, physical layer devices and verification as well as support for software drivers. The products will not be generally available until the second half of 2009, though partners in the company's early adopter program will get access to early next year, Synopsys said.
The USB Implementers Forum convened its first SuperSpeed USB developers' conference Monday in San Jose, Calif. Companies including Hewlett-Packard, Intel, NEC, NXP, Microsoft and Texas Instruments were expected to attend the event where the 1.0 version of the specification reportedly will be released for public comment.
SuperSpeed USB will support maximum physical-layer throughput of 5 Gbits/s and application layer data rates of up to 350 Mbytes/second. The spec aims to speed transfers for high definition video and other uses where today's 480 Mbit/second USB 2.0 can be sluggish.