Accellera Systems Initiative has released version 2.3.0 of its SystemC open source proof-of-concept library, now available at no charge. Compatible with the newly revised IEEE 1666 "Standard SystemC Language Reference Manual," announced by the IEEE Standards Association in November 2011, version 2.3.0 provides a number of important new features, including support for transaction-level modeling (TLM).
The MIPI Alliance is a global, collaborative organization comprised of companies that span the mobile ecosystem committed to defining and promoting interface specifications for mobile devices. By joining the alliance, EVE will complement its family of fast ZeBu (Zero Bugs) emulation systems with synthesizable emulation verification components supporting MIPI standards.
During the just concluded DVCon Conference I met with Shishpal Rawat, Chairman of the newly named Accellera Systems Initiative. The merger between Accellera and OSCI was completed and this conference was the first important event under the new organization.
DVCon was a success, positioning the conference as one of the most important events for the EDA industry. The technical content of the program was first rate ,and the exhibitors were quite please by the results on the floor.
Transaction-level modeling (TLM) continues to grow in importance for architectural exploration, performance analysis, building virtual platforms for software development, and functional verification. Since its release, TLM-2.0 has become the industry standard for creating interoperable transaction-level models. It provides a synergistic and comprehensive solution that supports loosely-timed and approximately-timed transaction-level modeling. The release of a TLM-2.0 Reference Manual completes the definition of TLM-2.0 with more refined and detailed descriptions of the semantics of the standard. The Reference Manual is accompanied by an update of the TLM library: release 2.0.1.
IPC-2581 is a generic standard for printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing description data and transfer methodology. Manufacturing information for PCB has needed an modern, independent standard for some time. A consortium composed of 12 members from the design, manufacturing and EDA tools companies has developed this standard. Zuken is a member of the consortium and has announced that it is the first EDA vendor to support IPC-2581, Zuken has introduced the format into its CR-5000 product line in response to requests from customers and with the view that an independent format is best suited to meet customer requirements.
Accellera, the electronics industry organization focused on the creation and adoption of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards and Intellectual Property (IP) standards, approved version 1.0 of its Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) standard. Although Dennis Brophy, Vice-Chair of Accellera pointed out that the UVM standard was approved on my birthday, I am fully disclosing that I had nothing to do with either the development or the approval of the document. I was very happy, though, to celebrate the official release of UVM at my birthday dinner.
Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced the release of the Common Power Format (CPF) Version 2.0, incorporating major enhancements to the widely adopted low-power intent format. CPF 2.0 was approved as an Si2 standard by the Low Power Coalition (LPC).
The two most important developers of design and verification standards, Accellera and OSCI will hold a joint luncheon on Monday February 28 during DVCon. The topic of the event will be the newly developed Unified Verification Methodology (UVM).
A daylong tutorial about UVM will also take place on Monday at DVCon, as well as a tutorial on Transaction Level Modeling (TLM). For a detailed agenda of the technical content, please click here. To register for this event and the luncheon and Town Hall session please click here.
Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) today announced a new release of the OpenAccess standard and Reference Implementation which includes support for multi-threading, 32nm constraints unique to this particular technology node, as well as other functional enhancements. The new specifications, the source code, binaries and related documentation for the new Reference Implementation are available to all the OpenAccess Coalition members at this time.