EVE ZeBu-Blade2 Hardware-assisted Verification Platform

EVE launched the ZeBu-Blade2 hardware-assisted verification platform. ZeBu-Blade2 is an emulator for application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and systems on chip (SoCs) implemented in 40-nanometer (nm) technology. It is the first member of the ZeBu emulation family based on Xilinx Virtex6-LX760 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). ZeBu-Blade2 is available now. It includes its zFAST, fast synthesis, and a set of ZeBu transactors.

ZeBu-Blade2 Verification Platform

  • Based on Xilinx Virtex6-LX760 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)
  • Populated with either five or with nine LX760 FPGAs with design capacity of 18- or 32-million ASIC gates
  • Emulator for application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and systems on chip (SoCs)
  • More design iterations per day
  • Single user emulator that can handle more than 70% of current ASIC designs
  • Can be deployed in co-emulation with hardware description language (HDL), C, C++, or SystemC-based cycle-level or transaction-level testbenches, or in emulation with synthesizable testbenches and in-circuit-emulation (ICE) driven by target systems
  • Supported by three types of probes: static, flexible and dynamic
  • Optimal analysis, fast waveform generation, interactive read and write access of any memory, and read/force/release of any register
  • Entire state of the design can be dumped and overwritten in few seconds
  • Direct-ICE interface, which includes 600 non-multiplexed and voltage programmable I/O pins
  • Compiles register transfer level (RTL) designs with up to 16 asynchronous primary clocks and unlimited derived clocks using clock-tree routing algorithms that prevent timing violations
  • Software generates compiled FPGA bitstreams from RTL code in three hours or less using small PC farms
  • Assisted by a large verification intellectual property (VIP) catalog of memory models, fast hardware transactors
  • Offered in two configurations: Hardware Development Platforms (HDP) and Software Development Platforms (SDP)

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