USB4 Makes Interfacing Easy, But is Hard to Implement

USB4 Makes Interfacing Easy, But is Hard to Implement
by Tom Simon on 03-02-2021 at 10:00 am

USB4 Verification IP

USB made its big splash by unifying numerous connections into a single cable and interface. At the time there were keyboard ports, mouse ports, printer ports and many others. Over the years USB has delivered improved performance and greater functionality. However, as serial interfaces became more popular and started being used… Read More


SmartDV Shines in 2020!

SmartDV Shines in 2020!
by Daniel Nenni on 02-17-2021 at 6:00 am

SmartDV 2020

After an incredible year for SemiWiki I spent much of January breaking down 2020 with our sponsoring companies. Some had a down year, some had a flat year, but quite a few had remarkable years. One standout company is SmartDV which recorded a 51% revenue increase, so the important question is why?

Reasons:
SmartDV covers one of the… Read More


Verification IP proves essential for PCIe GEN5

Verification IP proves essential for PCIe GEN5
by Tom Simon on 12-08-2020 at 6:00 am

PCIe Verification IP

PCI Express (PCIe) has become an important communication element in a wide range of systems. It is used to connect networking, storage, FPGA and GPGPU boards to servers and desktop systems. It has progressed a long way from its initial parallel bus format. Its evolution to a serial point to point configuration has been accompanied… Read More


Verification IP Coverage

Verification IP Coverage
by Daniel Nenni on 10-12-2020 at 6:00 am

Truechip SemiWiki 2020

I am pleased to introduce Truechip to the SemiWiki community. Truechip is a leader in the IP Verification – Design and Verification solutions market, one of the fastest growing market segments we track. Truechip has been serving customers for more than 10​ years specialization in VIP integration, customization and SOC Verification.… Read More


CEO Interview: Deepak Kumar Tala of SmartDV

CEO Interview: Deepak Kumar Tala of SmartDV
by Daniel Nenni on 06-22-2020 at 10:00 am

SmartDV CEO Interview 2020

SMARTDV is one of the biggest small EDA companies in the industry today in regards to products, customers and number of licenses in use, absolutely. They have a portfolio of more than 600 Design & Verification Solutions, everything from Design & Verification IP to Formal Verification IP, Post-Silicon Verification IP… Read More


SemiWiki and SmartDV on Verification IP

SemiWiki and SmartDV on Verification IP
by Daniel Nenni on 06-06-2018 at 7:00 am

Bernard Murphy and I spent time with the SmartDV folks in preparation for the Design Automation Conference later this month. Bernard is an internationally recognized verification expert so his feedback is often sought after by emerging and leading verification companies, absolutely. Verification IP is a crowded market so … Read More


ARM and Cadence IP Simplify IoT System Design and Verification

ARM and Cadence IP Simplify IoT System Design and Verification
by Mitch Heins on 08-01-2017 at 7:00 am

As the Internet-of-Things (IoT) markets mature, we are seeing the complexity of IoT systems evolve from simple routing functions that connect IoT edge devices to the cloud into more complex system of systems that manage the interaction between multiple sensor-hubs. IoT sensor-hubs and gateways not only take care of basic care… Read More


Mentor Extends Verification Offering!

Mentor Extends Verification Offering!
by Daniel Nenni on 03-14-2016 at 12:00 pm

With verification consuming more and more of the design cycle and the increasingly complex industry standard interfaces that are now common place, Verification IP (VIP) is again a trending topic. Back in my IP days the age old question was: Is it better to use VIP from the IP vendor? Because you know it will work, right? Or is it better… Read More


Synopsys VC VIP for Memory

Synopsys VC VIP for Memory
by Paul McLellan on 09-04-2014 at 7:01 am

Synopsys have been gradually broadening their portfolio of verification IP (VIP). It is 100% native SystemVerilog with native debug using Verdi (that was acquired from SpringSoft last year, now fully integrated into Verification Compiler). It has native performance with VCS. Going forward there are source code test suites.… Read More


PCI Express 4 specification just released for PCI-SIG DevCon

PCI Express 4 specification just released for PCI-SIG DevCon
by Eric Esteve on 07-01-2014 at 4:45 am

I have been alerted by a blog from Moshik Rubin from Cadence: PCI-SIG has finally released the PCIe 4.0 rev 0.3 specification for members’ review, on time for the PCI-SIG developers conference last June in Santa Clara. Since the early days of PCI Express in 2005, Denali (at that time, now Cadence) has positioned the PCIe VIP… Read More