Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) recently announced the Questa® Multi-view Verification Components product and the inFact(tm) intelligent testbench automation tool – two new solutions that use breakthrough technologies to speed up verification and drastically improve verification coverage of today’s SoC (System on Chip) designs. inFact is available now and Questa MVCs will be available in Q2 2008. Pricing starts at $25,000.
The complexity of today’s SoC verification environments often requires designers to spend valuable time building and verifying multiple and usually incompatible verification models of a single block to support system-level, TLM-level and RTL-level verification. This lack of consistency prevents teams from easily moving up and down in abstraction and maximizing verification effectiveness. Mentor’s unique Questa Multi-view Verification Components product can connect to any level of abstraction from system to gates – ensuring consistent model behavior and giving the verification team more options to improve performance and increase coverage.
Once verification components are available, designers need to create the stimulus to drive the models. Creating test stimulus by hand is one of the most time-consuming steps in the verification flow. Using advanced algorithms to synthesize non-repeating stimulus, Mentor’s new intelligent testbench automation technology, inFact, simultaneously reduces test creation time, minimizes redundant testing, and stimulates more of the design – resulting in more bugs found and dramatically faster time to coverage.
More info: Mentor Graphics