To add a new set of storage protocols to Synopsys VIP portfolio
Electronic Design Automation firm Synopsys has completed the acquisition of independent verification IP (VIP) provider for industry standard protocols ExpertIO.
With the addition of ExpertIO’s team of protocol experts and its storage portfolio, VIP will speed up Synopsys’ delivery of a broad line-up of high-performance, easy-to-use, full-featured VIP that can help designers address their growing verification challenges.
VIP provides functional models of on- and off-chip protocols that verification engineers use to test all of the interfaces on an SoC before manufacturing and it enables the engineer to verify how an interface conforms to published standards and also allows the engineer to verify the interactions among various interfaces on an SoC.
With SoC designs deploying more complex protocols, VIP has become a critical component of the verification environment.
Synopsys Verification Group senior vice president and general manager Manoj Gandhi said ExpertIO is a recognised leader in the delivery of storage protocol VIP with a team of veteran engineers that has been at the forefront of driving its underlying standards.
"By acquiring ExpertIO, Synopsys adds a new set of storage protocols to our expanding VIP portfolio, plus an experienced team of development experts to help us drive the next level of innovation in VIP technology," said Gandhi.