Easy access to a broad VIP portfolio and OVM language support for e and SystemC languages
Two major moves by Cadence now give customers much greater flexibility in verification technology and verification IP (VIP) use. By extending the Open Verification Methodology (OVM) with the release of open source libraries for e
and SystemC languages, Cadence has answered an important need for multi-language support. Now customers can deploy a single methodology using the OVM and take advantage of compliant verification components and testbenches not only in SystemVerilog but in any of the three IEEE-standard languages used for verification and modeling.
The reality is that verification is a multi-language world,” said Michal Siwinski, product marketing group director for Verification Solutions at Cadence. “Many of our customers use verification IP from other sources, share verification components across projects, or engage in joint development with other companies. Now, participants in this ecosystem can use a single methodology with industry support for interoperability, reuse, and scaling from block to system in all three standard languages.”
“Additionally, Cadence has made implementation of a multi-language OVM environment even easier with the announcement of a new all-in-one license that gives designers easy access to the complete portfolio of multi-language, OVM-compliant Cadence VIP. This new approach gives customers the flexibility to use what they need—as they need it—from the extensive range of metric-driven and assertion-based models in the Cadence® Incisive® Verification IP Portfolio. SoC designers can speed their product development by easily selecting from a variety of protocols and technologies as needed. They also get instant access to new VIP as it becomes available. Cadence’s growing portfolio of VIP supports protocols used widely in wireless, networking, storage, multimedia, and automotive technologies.
“The introduction of portfolio licensing for Incisive VIP is one more step towards providing easier-to-implement, OVM-enabled, metric-driven verification methodology,” continued Siwinski.