EVE Ships ZeBu Hardware-Assisted Verification for Multimedia SoC Design

EVE of San Jose, Calif., began shipping the newest member of a growing vertical applications/market solutions offering of its ZeBu (for zero bugs) hardware-assisted verification family that serves the multimedia design community. EVE’s broad selection of hardware-assisted verification solutions including acceleration, fast emulation and prototyping will be demonstrated during the 44th Design Automation Conference (DAC) through Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center here in Booth #4060.

Using the MMB with ZeBu-UF, the system on chip (SoC) under verification can be connected to real peripherals or to test equipment to mimic a complete and scalable SoC verification environment tuned to perform all hardware and software validation tasks of any MultiMedia/Portable SoC.

The MMB can be further expanded via daughter modules to accommodate additional interfaces such as HDMI, Still Digital Camera and Video Digital Analog converter. Applications encompass designs serving the multimedia and portable devices industry.

“Early on, we realized that ZeBu could offer substantial peripheral support and gain wide acceptance from the industry,” says Lauro Rizzatti, Worldwide Marketing Vice President and General Manager of EVE-USA. “With the introduction of this new board, augmented by our library of high-performance transactors and memory IP, ZeBu strengthens our position in the multimedia SoC verification market.”

The MMB is complemented by an Audio/Video (A/V) Toolkit that includes format converters intellectual property (IP) blocks, software drivers and high-speed streaming transactors to provide a flexible configuration of MMB interfaces.

The A/V Toolkit also supports the ability to capture and playback Audio/Video data streams from/to the SoC under verification implemented in ZeBu.

ZeBu creates an environment that merges real and/or virtual peripheral and protocol IP for system-level verification. SoC and application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) verification is accelerated when a design mapped onto ZeBu is connected to a set of peripherals and run at several MHz speed at the transaction level and/or in-circuit emulation (ICE).

Pricing and Availability
The Multimedia Board is shipping now, priced at $15,000. The A/V Toolkit is priced at $5,000, including drivers and application software.

About EVE
EVE offers the broadest selection of hardware-assisted verification solutions on the market, from hardware description language (HDL) acceleration to fast emulation and easy prototyping with the most cycles per dollar. EVE reduces the overall verification cycle of complex integrated circuits and electronic systems designs. 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: (+1) (408) 881-0440 – Fax: (+1) (408) 904-5800. Its corporate headquarters is located in Palaiseau, France. Telephone: (+33) 1 64 53 27 30 – Fax: (+33) 1 64 53 27 40. Email: info@eve-team.com