EVE Unveils 10-Gigabit Ethernet Validation Platform

Solution Is One of 30 ZeBu e-zTest Debug Environments

EVE, the leader in hardware/software co-verification, today announced immediate availability of a 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) validation platform for its ZeBu (Zero Bugs) family of system-on-chip (SoC) hardware-assisted verification platforms.

The e-zTest 10GbE software is a transaction-based environment for high-speed validation of 10GbE functions in network routers, switches and controllers, and SoC application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) containing 10GbE ports.

"We continue to maintain our leadership position by supplying the broadest range of accelerated virtual verification environments," affirms Luc Burgun, EVE's chief executive officer and president, who adds that more than 30 virtual debug environments are available for ZeBu. "These application-specific debug solutions offer design teams the ability to lead their markets with working silicon faster than their competition."

(EVE also announced today a variety of new software to expand the capabilities of ZeBu, including power-aware verification, post-run debugging, two vertical application validation platforms, low-power and Flash memory models, and ESL tool interfaces. See news release titled, "EVE Adds New Applications for Leading SoC Emulation Platform Environment," for details.)

e-zTest 10GbE supports half- and full-duplex modes, variable frame lengths and inter-frame gap modeling. Application programming interfaces allow easy integration with user testbenches as well as commercial Ethernet test generation and protocol analysis applications. The e-zTest 10GbE frame monitoring and capture environment allows exporting frames in Packet Capture (PCAP) format, and is compatible with the open source Wireshark toolkit for network packet analysis. PCAP files also support Ethernet frame generators such as packETH and Tcpreplay to stimulate the design under test (DUT) deterministically using captured network traffic.

EVE provides accelerated SoC transaction-based verification for hardware and software developers who access ZeBu as a network resource to leading semiconductor, communications, video, and portable and stationary consumer product companies. ZeBu provides a library of off-the-shelf, synthesizable emulation virtual components to debug GbE, 10GbE, PCIe, USB, video/HDMI, I2C, I2S and AMBA protocols and integration with virtual platform development environments for pre-silicon software development. EVE's ZEMI-3 product generates custom, synthesizable transactors for user custom protocols.

Typical projects achieve verification speeds that range from five-to-15 MegaHertz with ZeBu-Blade2 and ZeBu-Server. With Smart Debug, ZeBu provides 100% accessibility into the device under test and a hierarchical debug methodology to trace problems.

EVE will offer demonstrations of the ZeBu SoC hardware-assisted verification platform family in Booth #1926 at the 49th Design Automation Conference (DAC) June 4-6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

About EVE

EVE is the worldwide leader in hardware/software co-verification solutions, offering fast transaction-based co-emulation and in-circuit emulation, with installations at five of the top six semiconductor companies. EVE products shorten the overall verification cycle of complex integrated circuits and electronic systems designs, and can be integrated with transaction-level ESL tools and software debuggers, target hardware systems, as well as Verilog, SystemVerilog and VHDL simulators. EVE is a member of OCP-IP, the MIPI Alliance and Si2, along with ARM, Mentor Graphics, Real Intent, Springsoft and Synopsys Partner programs. Its United States headquarters is located in San Jose, Calif. Corporate headquarters is in Wissous, France. Other offices are located in India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Tunisia. Visit EVE online at: www.eve-team.com.