Intilop Verifies Complex SoC-FPGA with multiple CPU Cores With Mentors’ Modelsim, Questa And Vera Verification Tools platforms

Advanced Coverage and Testbench Technologies in Mentors’™ Verification Platform Enables Robust Validation of Intilops’ design of complex SoC

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and Santa Clara, CA, September 15, 2005
Mentor, Inc. a world leader in semiconductor design software, and Intilop Corporation of Santa Clara, California, a leading Engineering development Services and advanced IP developer/provider, today announced that Intilop has successfully used Mentors' Modelsim and Questa ® comprehensive RTL verification solution and Vera ® testbench automation tool to optimize the verification process for Intilops’ Complex SoC based on multiple Large Xilinx FPGAs and Power-PC 405 series of complex 32-bit RISC processor cores. Mentors' industry-leading verification solutions enabled Intilops’ verification team to complete verification with a high quality of results and a high degree of confidence.

“We are committed to providing our SoC customers with high-quality design and the means to achieve design success in first attempt,” said Kelly Masood, President at Intilop. “In our endeavor to deploy the best verification solution for our design blocks, we used the native coverage features in Mentors' Questa RTL verification solution to quickly and easily check the completeness of our RTL verification. We also used the Vera tool to create a comprehensive verification environment to allow us to ensure that the functional coverage goals were met as specified.”

The combination of Mentors technology and Intilops’ methodology enables a solution that yields high-quality in a complex SoC design. With the use of Mentors' ModelSim SE and Vera verification solutions and Intilop's constrained-random test methodology, working silicon-proven processor IP was quickly produced. By using the Vera tool to generate testbenches with constrained-random patterns and functional coverage, the Intilop verification team reached its functional coverage goals very quickly. At the same time, the ModelSims’ solution's built-in coverage metrics enabled the team to measure the completeness of its RTL code coverage during simulation.

Mentors Verification Platform

The Verification Platform is a unified environment that provides high performance and efficiency of interaction among all platform components, including mixed-HDL simulation, mixed-signal, system-level verification, assertions, DesignWare® verification intellectual property, code coverage, functional coverage, testbenches and formal analysis. Combined with support for industry standard hardware design and verification languages, including Verilog, VHDL, SystemVerilog, SystemC™ and OpenVera ® , and Mentors' proven Reference Verification Methodology, Verification Platform helps designers achieve higher levels of verification productivity by contributing to first-time silicon success within required project cycles.

About Mentors

Mentors, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA) software for semiconductor design. The company delivers technology-leading semiconductor design and verification platforms and IC manufacturing software products to the global electronics market, enabling the development and production of complex systems-on-chips (SoCs). Mentors also provides intellectual property and design services to simplify the design process and accelerate time-to-market for its customers. Mentors is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has offices in more than 60 locations throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. Visit Mentors online at

About Intilop Corporation

Intilop Corporation is one of the most respected IP developer/provider and EDS companies. The company's broad IP portfolio includes Network search engine, TOE engine, G-Bit MAC, 10-G-Bit MAC, G-bit intelligent Switch with Security features, 32-bit RISC CPUs, DSPs, and Controllers for USB 2.0, Ethernet, Serial ATA and PCI Express. They focus on designing ASICs, SoCs, SoC-FPGAs, boards, systems and firmware/driver from concept to product. They have developed several standard and custom silicon IPs and products in the areas of high speed Networking, Network Security Appliances, embedded solutions, storage systems, VoIP solutions and SANs that have been system tested and been shipping in many types of silicon.
Intilop is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information please visit

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