Konica Minolta Designs LSI with EVE ZeBu Emulation Platform

EVE, the leader in hardware/software co-verification, announced Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc., of Tokyo, Japan, has selected its ZeBu (for Zero Bugs) hardware-assisted verification platform for the design of its high-speed, high-performance large-scale integrated circuits (LSIs) used in image processing.

ZeBu was chosen after an evaluation of cost-effective, commercially available emulation platforms that could accelerate simulation of Konica Minolta’s iImage Processing LSI designs.

“We have been delighted to discover that ZeBu cut four days of RTL simulation to one and half hours in co-emulation driven by the very same Verilog test benches, practically accelerating simulation by 80 times,” says Takashi Kawabe, engineer of Architecture R&D Division, System Solution Technology R&D Laboratories at Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc. “In a couple of months, ZeBu found several hard-to-find bugs that simulation would not have been able to pinpoint in any practical amount of time. We also valued EVE team’s effective and knowledgeable support that permitted us to keep on schedule.”

“We are delighted to be chosen by Konica Minolta and are appreciative of its diligence in conducting the evaluation,” remarks Dr. Luc Burgun, EVE’s chief executive officer and president. “We are confident that, by virtue of its fast execution, ZeBu will significantly accelerate the debugging of Konica Minolta’s designs and ultimately speed time to market of its new designs.”

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