Cadence Incisive Verification IP for PCI Express 3.0

Cadence Design Systems has developed Open Verification Methodology (OVM)-based verification IP (VIP) to assist developers working with the emerging PCI Express Base Specification 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) interconnect protocol, which is currently under development within the PCI-SIG at a preliminary revision 0.5. The new Cadence Incisive Verification IP for PCIe 3.0 is available now for early adoptors. Incisive VIP is expected to be released in Q1 2010.

Cadence Incisive VIP for PCIe 3.0 features the Cadence Compliance Management System, a metric-driven verification solution that uniquely automates protocol compliance verification and can help early PCIe 3.0 adopters meet quality and time-to-market goals. The PCIe 3.0 module provides advanced verification technology for developers working with the latest protocols, shortening development time, increasing team productivity, and reducing overall project costs. The Cadence Incisive Verification IP Portfolio supports more than 30 industry standards.

The PCI-SIG PCIe 3.0 specification doubles the interconnect performance bandwidth of the ubiquitous and general-purpose PCI Express I/O standard. Cadence’s continued support will expedite the industry adoption of this new technology.

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