SmartDV Opens US Office, Demonstrates Verification IP Portfolio at 2014 Design Automation Conference
Verification IP company has portfolio of over 70 VIPs, 60+ customers with tapeouts
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DAC – SmartDV, the verification intellectual property (VIP) company, is demonstrating its portfolio of high quality standard and custom protocol VIPs at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) this year for the first time. The company opened a US office in San Diego to meet growing demand for its portfolio of 70+ VIPs in the North America.
Founded by a group of engineers with over 40 years of experience in the design and verification of complex SoCs, SmartDV’s greatest strength lies in the depth and breadth of its VIP portfolio. “Our internal language and compiler technology speeds up generation of verification IP in the customer’s language of choice,” said founder and CEO Deepak Kumar Tala. “Each VIP ships with a compliance test suite and a comprehensive and complete functional coverage model, which, in conjunction with our focus on quality, saves enormous IP and SoC verification time for customers. We have been able to find bugs in customer designs that were undetected by other vendor’s VIPs.”
SmartDV’s VIP portfolio is available in native SV, UVM, VMM, OVM, Vera, Verilog, E, and SystemC. The portfolio includes, but is not limited to:
• MIPI-UFS, MIPI-UniPro, MIPI-MPHY, MIPI-DPHY, MIPI-CSI, MIPI-DSI, MIPI-HSI, Ethernet (1M to 100G), Interlaken, USB2.0/3.0, AMBA3.0/4.0, SDIO, CAN, LIN, JESD204B, PCIe, SATA, Fiber Channel, HDMI1.4/2.0, eMMC, DDR2/3, LPDDR2/3.
• Display Port, Embedded Display Port, VByOne, CPRI, JESD204B, OBSI, BIF, SPMI, RFFE, Smartcard, Simcard, Flexray, GCI, eMMC5.0/5.1, UHS-II, SDIO3.0, SMPTE, PMBus/SMBus, SPDIF, SAEJ2716, SpaceWire, MIL-STD-1553
• MIPI-CPHY, MIPI-Soundwire, GCI, PCIe
For more information on SmartDV’s VIP portfolio, see www.smart-dv.com/products.html
“Most of the top semiconductor companies are our customers, and multiple customers have now taped out using our VIPs. Many of our existing 60+ customers have headquarters and multiple business units in the United States. Opening a subsidiary in USA allows us to provide them with greater support and revenue-generating opportunities as well as to reach out to the broader market in the USA,” said Harish Poojary, head of US operations and vice president of worldwide sales and business development.
SmartDV creates high quality standard and custom protocol verification intellectual property (IP) products designed to work with coverage-driven verification flows. The company’s mission is to provide high quality IP along with industry-best support at lower cost and to help remove limited licensing constraints, speeding up regressions and time to market. Each verification IP (VIP) is shipped with a compliance test suite and complete functional coverage model, further accelerating time to market. Each VIP also is independently developed and verified against external design IP for highest quality.
SmartDV VIPs are 2-4x faster to compile and simulate than competitive VIPs. SmartDV has customers from wireless/mobile, storage, automotive, memory, networking and other domains.