Mentor Graphics iSolve USB Peripheral

Mentor Graphics introduced the iSolve USB Peripheral. The hardware-assisted solution accelerates the verification of Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 products, including hard disk drives and other mass storage devices. iSolve USB Peripheral enables designers to test the System-on-Chip (SoC) design that controls a hard disk drive or similar mass storage device, by providing an accurate, hardware-based model of the real disk drive connected to their SoC.

iSolve USB Peripheral Features

  • Easy-to-use configuration tool means users are able to parameterize their USB mass storage device quickly and start their SoC verification as soon as possible
  • Productive debug environment provides access to low-level transactions to detect those hard-to-find bugs
  • High-speed data accesses allows loading or unloading of GBytes of data in minutes rather than hours
  • Compliant to USB 2.0 standard

This iSolve USB Peripheral product has a ‘plug-and-play’ interface to the Veloce family of hardware-assisted emulators, providing a cost-effective and efficient solution to verify USB designs. Combined with the Veloce emulation family, the iSolve USB Peripheral product delivers a high-performance and easy-to-use system verification environment to develop new SoCs containing a USB host controller, without compromising delivery schedules.

The iSolve USB Peripheral solution can be used with traditional in-circuit emulation (ICE) as well as a high-performance, transaction-based acceleration mode of operation. The ability to mix and match traditional ICE capabilities with high-performance transaction-based acceleration facilitates the smooth transition from a simulation-centric use model to in-circuit emulation. The solution is available for deployment at customer sites effective immediately.

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