Cadence Design Systems, Inc. has announced that Cavium, Inc. has now deployed the Cadence Palladium Z1 enterprise emulation platform to work toward increasing verification throughput for complex designs. After conducting an extensive evaluation, Cavium decided to deploy the Palladium Z1 platform for production use.
Cavium had very stringent emulation requirements and chose the Palladium Z1 platform for the following reasons:
· Versatility: Offers scalability for high-complexity designs and the best use-model versatility for both real-world in-circuit and virtualised emulation, enabling hardware verification and hardware and software co-development.
· Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): Provides optimal capacity density, efficiency of system utilisation, dynamic resource allocation, hardware uptime reliability and a broad set of use models, which results in lower TCO.
· Faster Turnaround Times: Provides predictable verification execution turnaround time for compile-allocation-execution and hardware and software debug using a state-of-the-art, massively parallel computing engine.
“The continuously rising complexity of our server and networking platforms impacts our implementation and verification schedules, and timing is critical when it comes to getting high-quality products to market quickly,” said Viral Pandya, senior director, Engineering at Cavium. “The Cadence Palladium Z1 platform was the right choice for our organisation because it offers scalability, reliability and emulation throughput. Using the Palladium Z1 platform, our design team can be more productive and speed product delivery.”
The Palladium Z1 enterprise emulation platform further extends the innovation within the Cadence Verification Suite and supports the company’s System Design Enablement (SDE) strategy, which enables system and semiconductor companies to create complete, differentiated end products more efficiently. As one of Cadence’s core verification engines, the Palladium Z1 platform is the industry’s first datacentre-class emulation platform that provides enterprise-level reliability and scalability with lower total cost of ownership. The platform addresses the growing market requirement for emulation technology that can be efficiently utilized across global design teams to verify increasingly complex systems on chip (SoCs).