Mentor Graphics has added cache coherent interconnect subsystem verification to the Questa and Veloce platforms. ARM AMBA 5 CHI and AMBA 4 ACE specifications enable high performance, coherent SoC design functionality to be at the heart of the Questa and Veloce platforms. The Questa and Veloce platform AMBA 4 ACE verification solutions are available now. The AMBA 5 CHI verification solutions are available to approved ARM AMBA 5 CHI licensees.
Magma Design Automation introduced SiliconSmart ACE Memory Characterization. It features the FineSim Pro simulation technology, dynamic circuit reduction through smart netlist pruning, automatic internal node identification, constraint acceleration, and template-guided function descriptions for vector generation. With SiliconSmart ACE Memory Characterization, integrated circuit (IC) designers can reduce turnaround time and deliver better results for designs targeted at 28-nanometer (nm) and smaller process nodes. SiliconSmart ACE Memory Characterization is an extension to SiliconSmart ACE and is available now.