Cadence Accelerates Verification of Industrial, Automotive, Large-Scale Data Center, and Mobile SoCs with an Expanded VIP and System VIP Portfolio

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced the availability of 15 new Verification IP (VIP) solutions that allow engineers to quickly and efficiently verify their designs to meet the specifications of the latest standard protocols . The new cadence® VIP offerings allow customers to confidently expand their industrial, automotive, large-scale data centers and next-generation mobile SoCs while following the latest industry standards including LPDDR5x, MIPI® CSI-2® 4.0 and UFS 4.0, and the latest versions of USB4, Arm® AMBA® 5 CHI and GDDR interfaces.

The new Cadence VIP offers customers a complete verification solution for the most complex protocols. Cadence customers have access to a consistent API across all VIPs with comprehensive Bus Function Models (BFMs), built-in protocol checks, and coverage models, facilitating rapid adoption. The VIP supports multiple application areas and specifications, including:

  • Industrial:

    • MIPI I3Cnm 1.1

    • MIPI CSI-2 4.0

    • eUSB2 1.2

  • Automotive:

    • MIPI A-PHYnm 1.0

    • MIPI DSI-2nm 2.0

    • Flash ONFI 5.0

    • CAN XL

  • Hyperscale data center:

    • CCIX 2.0

    • Latest version of AMBA CHI

    • Latest version of GDDR

  • Consumer and mobile:

    • Display Port 2.1

    • 5G ethernet

    • LPDDR5x

    • Latest version of USB4

    • UFS 4.0

All Cadence VIP solutions include Cadence TripleCheck technology, which provides users with a specification-compliant verification plan linked to comprehensive coverage models and a test suite to ensure compliance with interface specifications. The new VIP also supports Cadence Extended System-Level Verification IP (System VIP), which provides SoC-level test libraries, performance analysis, and data and cache consistency checkers.

“STMicroelectronics has successfully used a wide range of Cadence VIPs, including Arm AMBA, Memory Models, MIPI I3C and CSI-2, eUSB2 and the advanced Cadence System VIP solution, which has enabled us to deliver state-of-the-art solutions for projects including ST MCUs and industrial MPUs,” said Philippe d’Audigier, director of hardware design for systems on a chip at STMicroelectronics. “Cadence continues to deliver new VIP offerings and advanced SoC verification technologies that support the latest standards. We look forward to continuing our collaboration to develop our next-generation products. »

“As requirements evolve and demand grows for higher bandwidth, lower power, and more efficient cache coherency management, new protocols are coming to address these issues,” said Paul Cunningham, vice president senior and general manager of the System and verification group at Cadence. “By introducing these 15 new VIPs, Cadence offers its customers solutions that allow them to keep up with evolving standards. Our customers can confirm that their designs meet standard specifications and application-specific timing, power, and performance metrics, providing the fastest path to IP and SoC verification closure.

The new VIP solutions are part of the broader Cadence full verification workflow, which includes Palladium® Z2 Emulation, Protium Prototyping X2, Xcelium simulation, Jasper Formal Verification Platform, Helium Virtual and hybrid studio and the vManager Verification management platform. Cadence’s comprehensive review stream delivers the highest throughput of bug reviews per dollar invested per day. VIP solutions and complete verification flow support enterprise intelligent system design strategic, enabling excellence in SoC design. For more information, visit www.cadence.com/go/NewVerificationIP.

About cadence

Cadence is a proven leader in electronic systems design, backed by more than 30 years of computing software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent Systems Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and intellectual property that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the most innovative companies in the world, delivering extraordinary electronic products ranging from chips to boards to complete systems for the most dynamic applications in the market, including large-scale computing, 5G communications, automotive, mobile telephony, aerospace, consumer, industry and healthcare. For eight consecutive years, Fortune magazine has named Cadence one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at cadence.com.

© 2022 Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Cadence, the Cadence logo and other Cadence marks found on www.cadence.com/go/trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Arm and AMBA are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Arm Limited (or its subsidiaries) in the United States and/or elsewhere. MIPI, A-PHY, CSI-2, DSI-2 and I3C are registered trademarks or service marks of MIPI Alliance. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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