EVE Pre-Verifies IBM PowerPC 405, 440 SoC Designs with ZeBu UF

EVE, broad-line supplier of hardware-assisted verification, said it has pre-verified IBM’s PowerPC(R) 405 and 440 system on chip (SoC) designs with its ZeBu UF(TM) (Zero Bugs Ultra Fast) under IBM’s Enablement Program.

Ron Martino, IBM’s Director of Power Architecture Solutions, IBM Global Engineering Solutions, states: “EVE’s verification capability and strong partnership strengthens IBM’s 405 and 440 SoC offering. This relationship has allowed our customers to pre-verify PowerPC 405 and 440 SoC designs before they are turned over to our fabrication design centers. EVE’s support for IBM has been outstanding, and as a result, EVE has been selected for our ‘Ready for IBM Technology’ Program.”

IBM’s PowerPC 405 and 440 customers now have access to SoC hardware debugging and embedded software validation with ZeBu UF, an environment that combines traditional emulation with rapid prototyping. Zebu UF supports up to six-million application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) gate designs. It plugs into a desktop PC and seamlessly integrates with logic simulators that most chip designers use, as well as C/C++/SystemC/SystemVerilog models. In addition, under the IBM/EVE arrangement, IBM’s SoC customers will have access to the entire ZeBu environment, including dedicated JTAG probing.

ZeBu UF, meant for SoC or block-level verification, provides price/performance in the range of fast prototyping, along with easy setup and debugging typically associated with more expensive emulation systems. For larger IBM SoC designs, ZeBu XXL is available to support capacities reaching 200-million ASIC gates.

“With ZeBu, PowerPC users can experience megahertz performance without a test chip for faster time to market and better design quality,” says Joseph Rothman, EVE’s senior vice president of Business Development.

About EVE
EVE offers the broadest hardware-assisted verification solutions of the market, from acceleration, to fast emulation, to friendly prototyping with the most cycles per dollar. EVE products lead to a significant shortening of the overall verification cycle of complex integrated circuits and electronic systems design. EVE products also work in conjunction with popular Verilog and VHDL-based software simulators from Synopsys, Cadence Design Systems and Mentor Graphics. Its headquarters in the United States is Santa Clara, Calif. Telephone: (408) 855-3200. Fax: (408) 904-5800. Its corporate headquarters is located in Palaiseau, France. Telephone: (33) 1 Fax: (33) 1 Email: info@eve-team.com.

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