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Mentor Graphics Announces Veloce Strato Platform Scales Up to 15BG

Mentor Graphics Corp. announced the Veloce Strato emulation platform, Mentor’s third generation data-center friendly emulation platform, and the only emulation platform on the market with full scalability across both software and hardware. As part of the announcement, Mentor is launching the Veloce StratoM high-capacity emulator and Veloce Strato OS enterprise-level operating system.

The Veloce Strato emulation platform marks a strategic milestone in Mentor’s five-year and beyond emulation roadmap. The Veloce Strato platform further demonstrates how Mentor continues to pioneer all facets of hardware emulation with the largest portfolio of use models (Apps), best total throughput, fastest co-model bandwidth and time-to-visibility and plans for highest effective capacity (up to 15BG) available.

The Veloce StratoM, which is currently on site at major customers, reaches 2.5BG capacity when fully loaded, and with Veloce Strato link, total capacity is increased based on number of connected emulators. The Veloce StratoM has available slots for 64 Advanced Verification Boards (AVBs) and fully loaded consumes up to 50KW (22.7 W/Mgate) of power. Other performance improvements include: total throughput up to 5X (fastest compile-runtime-debug sequence), time to visibility up to 10X (fastest time to debug), compilation time up to 3X (with 100% success rate) and co-model bandwidth up to 3X (fastest virtual co-model solution available).

The Veloce Strato OS enterprise-level operating system forms the foundation for a common infrastructure for all Veloce Strato hardware and software applications. The Veloce Strato OS is hardware-platform independent so that Veloce Apps and Protocol Solutions are interchangeable between hardware platforms. This includes Veloce Apps such as the popular and recognized Veloce Power App, Veloce DFT App and Protocol Solutions such as Veloce VirtuaLAB (virtual peripherals), iSolve (physical peripherals) and soft models. The modular Veloce Strato OS is architected to serve as a common front-end for a full range of solutions providing a cohesive and cost-effective approach spanning verification through prototyping and validation.

About the Veloce Emulation platform
The Veloce emulation platform uses innovative software, running on powerful, qualified hardware and an extensible operating system, to target design risks faster than hardware-centric strategies. Now considered among the most versatile and powerful of verification tools, emulation greatly expands the ability of project teams to do hardware debugging, hardware/software co-verification or integration, system-level prototyping, low-power verification and power estimation and performance characterization.

The Veloce emulation platform is a core technology in the Mentor Enterprise Verification Platform (EVP) – a platform that boosts productivity in ASIC and SoC functional verification by combining advanced verification technologies in a comprehensive platform. The Mentor EVP combines Questa advanced verification solutions, the Veloce emulation platform, and the Visualizer debug environment into a globally accessible, high-performance datacenter resource. The Mentor EVP features global resource management that supports project teams around the world, maximizing both user productivity and total verification return on investment.

Contact Information

Mentor Graphics – Veloce Emulation Platform

8005 SW Boeckman Rd.
Wilsonville, OR, 97070
USA

tele: 1-503-685-8000
toll-free: 1-800-547-3000
sales_info@mentor.com
mentor.com

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