Best-in-class Ethernet Verification IP for your IP, SoC, and system-level design testing.

The Cadence® Verification IP (VIP) for Ethernet 5G Networking provides a mature, highly capable compliance verification solution for the 5G network protocol stack incorporating bus functional model (BFM) and integrated protocol checkers and coverage. The VIP for Ethernet 5G Networking is designed for easy integration in test benches at IP, system-on-chip (SoC), and system levels, helping to reduce time to test, accelerate verification closure, and ensure end-product quality. Th VIP for Ethernet 5G Networking is compatible with the industry-standard Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) and runs on all leading simulators.

5G Networking is a family of protocols primarily of the data link layer and a couple of layers above it in the OSI Communication model, which defines the behavior of communication in low-latency systems such as automotive, industrial automation, and professional audio/video devices. These networks are usually designed to work over a framework of Ethernet MAC and PHY layers.

Supported specifications: eCPRI Specification V2.0 (2019-05-10), SyncE Specification ITU-T G.8262 (Clock Generation with hold-off and wait-to-restore functionality).

Ethernet 5G diagram

Product Highlights

  • Support testbench language interfaces for SystemVerilog, UVM, OVM, e, and SystemC
  • Callbacks access at multiple TX and RX queue points for scoreboarding and data manipulation, error injection
  • Transaction Tracker: Configurable tracking of all the transactions on the channels
  • SystemVerilog coverage infrastructure for extendable coverage
  • Predefined protocol checkers to evaluate the compliance of the DUT model to protocol requirement

Key Features

The following table describes key features from the specifications that are implemented in the VIP:

Feature Name



  • Supports clock generation from transmit side
  • Supports Hold-off and Wait-to-restore feature
  • Support for 25G speed with serial interface


  • Supports all 12 message types of eCPRI
  • Supports packet generation at transmit side and extraction at receive side
  • Supports transmission of eCPRI over IET
  • Supports up to 800G speed

Simulation Test Suite

VIP comes along with a testsuite of scenarios for easy VIP evaluation and deployment.

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