EVE Introduces ZeBu-AX Next-Generation Hardware Accelerator

EVE, supplier of the broadest selection of hardware-assisted verification solutions including acceleration, fast emulation and prototyping, unveiled ZeBu-AX, the next-generation hardware accelerator, designed for ease of use and offering close to unlimited capacity. ZeBu-AX has become part of EVE’s family of hardware-assisted verification solutions through EVE’s recent acquisition of Tharas Systems Inc. A full product roadmap with details about its family of accelerators to fast emulators and prototyping solutions will be unveiled in June 2007.

EVE will demonstrate its entire ZeBu — for Zero Bugs — product family in Stand M37 during Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) 07 this week at the Nice Acropolis in Nice, France.

“ZeBu-AX is the first collaboration with our combined development team and it’s a momentous achievement,” says Dr. Luc Burgun, EVE’s chief executive officer and president. “Research has shown that hardware acceleration continues to be an essential component of a design flow. ZeBu-AX’s flexibility, capacity and ease of use will ensure that it becomes the de facto standard in hardware acceleration.”

ZeBu-AX offers plug-and-play, event-accurate mixed-language simulation acceleration. A scalable capacity lets ZeBu-AX handle designs that can reach up to 512-million application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) gates. Its one-pass compilation executes at a speed of 125-million ASIC gates per hours on a single workstation, mapping onto the accelerator not only the design-under-test but also a significant portion of the behavioral testbench. The process is fully automatic and does not require user intervention.

Its single-kernel runtime environment works in co-simulation with Synopsys VCS(R), Mentor Graphics QuestaSim(R), Cadence NC-Sim(R). It accelerates simulation from 10 to 1,000 times faster than any hardware description language (HDL) simulator. ZeBu-AX can manage especially large designs typical of graphics and processors designs that most HDL simulators cannot support.

Pricing and Availability
ZeBu-AX supports RedHat and Suse Linux platforms. Pricing starts at $100,000.

About EVE
EVE offers the broadest selection of hardware-assisted verification solutions on the market, from acceleration to fast emulation and prototyping with the most cycles per dollar. EVE reduces the overall verification cycle of complex integrated circuits and electronic systems design. Its products also work in conjunction with popular Verilog and VHDL-based software simulators from Synopsys, Cadence Design Systems and Mentor Graphics. EVE’s headquarters in the United States is San Jose, Calif. Telephone: (408) 881-0440. Fax: (408) 904-5800. Its corporate headquarters is located in Palaiseau, France. Telephone: (33) 1 Fax: (33) 1 Email: info@eve-usa.com.