Sunday, January 22, 2012

Synopsys Acquires ExpertIO for Protocol Verification

Synopsys has acquired ExpertIO,a provider of verification IP (VIP) for industry standard protocols. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Synopsys said it is focused on delivering a broad portfolio of leading standards-based VIP to help engineers address the growing verification challenges associated with creating today's 'smart' electronics. 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. 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.