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VIP Portfolio Extension: New AMBA 4 Protocol Support

Comments(0)Filed under: Functional Verification, OVM, metric driven verification (MDV), ARM, VIP, Cadence VIP portfolio, vPlan, AMBA, CMS, Compliance Management System

ARM-loving Specmaniacs's rejoice: we are now at liberty to announce that we are providing Verification IP (VIP) support for the new AMBA 4 protocol simultaneously with ARM’s introduction of said protocol.  Here is the official announcement, which includes AMBA4 and VIP highlights.

What this means in practical terms:

  • If you have licenses for the Cadence VIP Portfolio (part number "VIP100"), you will receive the AMBA 4 VIP for no additional charge when it goes into production.  If you are qualified and willing to be an Early Access user, you will receive it even sooner.  To request early access, contact your friendly local AE or Salesperson (or email us an we'll forward the request).
  • Like all VIP in the Cadence VIP Portfolio, this OVM-compliant UVC has the Compliance Management System (CMS) built-in -- meaning the full set of AMBA4-specific sequences&scenarios, its coverage model, and detailed compliance checks and metrics -- all automagically tracked via a Compliance vPlan -- are all included.
  • FYI / brief history lesson: the AMBA UVC is easily one of the most popular, time-tested UVCs in the Portfolio.  It's in use / has been used by 1,000s of projects, and the code base is one of the most mature pieces of VIP anywhere -- built on almost 10 years of AMBA VIP experience!

Happy verifying!

Team Specman



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