SAN JOSE, USA: EVE, a leader in hardware/software co-verification, noted that its new emulation system ZeBu-Server can emulate a single design at a speed of up to 30 megahertz (MHz), based on recent benchmarks.
Additional benchmarks proved that ZeBu-Server can emulate a one-billion gate design at a speed of one MHz, 100-million gates at speeds reaching five MHz and a 10-million gate design at a speed of 10MHz. It is able to communicate with multiple host PCs at up to three gigabits per second (Gbps) per machine.
This enables a video transactor to display high-definition television images at multiple frames per second or to download the entire system-on-chip (SoC) software content in the emulator in a fraction of second.
“Execution speed is critical for large SoCs where hardware integration and software applications require fast initialization and billions of cycles to be executed in the shortest time,” says Lauro Rizzatti, EVE’s vice president of worldwide marketing.
“ZeBu-Server’s performance, high-capacity, automated compilation and interactive debugging capabilities make it the perfect vehicle for verifying high-end graphics and processor chips, applications where custom chip-based emulators struggle to reach speeds of a few hundred kilohertz.”
Priced from $150,000 or less than a penny per gate for large configurations, ZeBu-Server offers a high level of automation, short compile time, multi-user capabilities and greater execution speed than previous generations of emulators. It is suitable for all SoC verification needs across the entire development cycle, from hardware verification, hardware/software integration to embedded software validation.