ZeBu-Personal Co-Verification

ZeBu-Personal, from EVE, is a tool for system-on-chip (SoC) hardware verification and software development. ZeBu-Personal shortens time to tapeout, improves product quality and eliminates costly respins, while accelerating software development ahead of silicon. It leverages the same hardware, models and engineering across the entire design cycle, making it cost effective for every design team. ZeBu-Personal is shipping now, and is priced from $24,000.

ZeBu-Personal, based on Virtex5-LX330 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Xilinx, features a PCI Express card system and offers fully automated front-end compilation and run-time software. It includes comprehensive verification modes for fast testing of hardware, hardware/software integration and embedded software validation. It has interactive hardware debugging capabilities for thorough debugging, and is competitively priced to meet budget constraints.

Able to handle design capacity up to five million application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) logic gates, ZeBu-Personal’s memory capacity extends to two gigabits of DDR2 DRAM and 512 megabit of SSRAM of memory. A maximum performance of 250 megahertz (MHz) is made possible through a one gigabit per second (Gbps) Low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) interconnection scheme between FPGAs.

ZeBu-Personal incorporates EVE’s patented reconfigurable testbench (RTB) to achieve unmatched performance in co-emulation with any kind of software testbench. In co-emulation at the transaction level, it can reach 60 megahertz (MHz). Through its RTB, designers can perform memory and register read/write, continuous internal state capture and generate waveforms for Novas’ waveform format FSDB, the standard Verilog waveform format VCD and Synopsys’ waveform format VPD. They are offered an instantaneous snapshot and logic analysis with triggers and high-speed trace memory and state save and restore within the emulator or in on-emulation with hardware description language (HDL) simulators.

ZeBu-Personal accommodates the same in-circuit-emulation (ICE) interface and the same speed-bridges supported by ZeBu-UF for protocols such as PCI, PCI-X, video, audio and ICE connectors, including Mictor, ERNI and Samtech. It is supported by an expanding catalog of synthesizable memory models that includes SDRAM, DDR, DDR2, DDR3, GDDR and Nand/Nor Flash and transactors such as PCIe, USB, Ethernet, LCD developed by EVE for previous ZeBu generations.

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