Mentor Graphics introduced a comprehensive IP to System, UPF-based low-power verification flow. Mentor now has platform-level support of Unified Power Format in both the Questa functional verification platform and the Veloce family of hardware emulators that lets users create a single specification for power intent that is reusable and consistent, and facilitates low-power verification across simulation, formal and emulation.
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.
The SEED-XDS560v2 System Trace Emulator is a second generation XDS560 emulator. It is fully compatible with Texas Instruments’ XDS560v2 technology. The XDS560 emulator supports real time emulating, debugging and system trace function. The XDS560v2 System Trace Emulator features high speed USB 2.0 (480Mbit/s) and Ethernet RJ45 (10/100M) communication interfaces.
AdaCore launched GNATemulator emulator solution for testing embedded software applications. GNATemulator enables software developers to compile code directly for their target architecture and run it on their host platform. The tool translates the target object code to native instructions on the host. GNATemulator is based on the QEMU technology, which is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer. The AdaCore emulator is a streamlined, low-cost alternative to time-accurate target board simulators. GNATemulator is available now.
CoWare announced the Versatile Virtual Reference Board with access provided through Software as a Service (SaaS). The Virtual Platform is a soft emulator of the ARM RealView Versatile Platform Baseboard for ARM926-EJS provided for educational purposes only. It includes a virtualized Ethernet Controller, UARTs, keyboard and mouse interfaces, and a frame-buffer console that enables designers to interact with the platform. The packages come with a complete Linux software stack, including kernel and file-system. A comprehensive user’s guide introduces the usage of virtual platforms for embedded software development.
EVE will host a webinar on the ZeBu-Server emulation system. The 30-minute webcast, ZeBu-Server: One System, Infinite Verification Possibilities, will take place Thursday, February 18th from noon to 12:45 pm EST.