Synopsys has added a Performance Checker capability to their next-generation Discovery Verification IP (VIP) for the ARM AMBA 4 AXI4 protocol. The Performance Checker capability in the Synopsys Discovery VIP helps improve the productivity of engineering teams using the AMBA protocols to meet their SoC performance goals.
Mentor Graphics’ Questa Verification IP (VIP) now supports several MIPI Alliance specifications. This includes CSI, DSI and the recently announced LLI. Questa VIP is a comprehensive solution for SystemVerilog OVM and UVM test benches. Questa VIP support for MIPI protocols is available now for select customers.
Carbon Design Systems announced a TLM-2.0 solution for the AMBA protocol. The solution enables modeling the AMBA protocols with SystemC TLM2-0. The TLM-2.0 for the AMBA protocol solution will execute in any SystemC environment and contains no runtime licensing. Engineers can create models representing AMBA intellectual property (IP) blocks at any level of abstraction. The TLM-2.0 for the AMBA protocol solution is available for free from Carbon’s IP Exchange.
Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) introduced the Transaction Generator (TG). The tool is a transaction level (TL) SystemC simulator for benchmarking network-on-chips (NoCs) used in multiprocessor system-on-chip (SoC) applications. The Transaction Generator speeds the simulation of large systems. The results obtained at this higher level can be accurately used as an initial estimate in selecting and fine-tuning NoCs. The tool is freely available to both OCP-IP members and non-members alike through GNU LGPL.
Unicoi Systems (Unicoi) introduced version 5.1 Fusion SIP tool for embedded systems developers. The latest version of the tool offers support for secure VoIP telephony and intercommunications equipment. Fusion SIP v5.1 provides updated support for NAT Traversal (RFC 3581) and Session Timers (RFC 4028).
Measurement Computing Corporation announced the USB-2001-TC thermocouple device for OEM applications. The USB-2001-TC is the third thermocouple device in OS-independent DAQFlex line of products designed for the DAQFlex protocol. The USB-2001-TC unit is 0.8 high by 1.5 wide by 2.5 inches long. It has a captive 2 meter-long USB cable attached to one end and a socket on the other end for receiving industry-standard thermocouple miniplugs. The USB-2001-TC gets power from the host PC via the USB cable, and requires no external supply.
Sonics Network for AMBA Protocol (SNAP) will offer SoC designers, free-of-charge, tools and IP for capturing and analyzing bus designs via its new online SNAP evaluation environment. The new product simplifies the evaluation process of Sonics IP, helps designers with their on-chip network designs, and eliminates the need for complicated licenses inherent in conventional IP evaluations.