SAN JOSE, USA: EVE, the leader in hardware/software co-verification, leads the design team acceleration and emulation market, according to the new register transfer level (RTL) Market Trends 2009 Report from Gary Smith EDA.
The report covers calendar year 2008 and forecasts EVE’s market share at 28 percent, a full 3 percentage points ahead of its closest competitor. It notes that EVE offers “what many consider to be true design team acceleration and emulation boxes.”
Gary Smith EDA defines the design team acceleration and emulation market, as opposed to the verification team acceleration and emulation market, as hardware-based verification solutions that fit on a designer’s desktop and do not impose restrictions on environmental conditions.
Gary Smith, founder and chief analyst of Gary Smith EDA, says: “In order to do any software verification, designers need an emulation box. EVE has made inroads into a variety of fast-paced markets, including processors, wireless, multi-media, graphics, communications and consumer electronics, where high-execution speed, pricing, capacity, scalability, thorough and fast-design debugging, short-compile times and multi-user capabilities are all important.”
EVE introduced ZeBu-Server, a scalable system capable of handling up to one-billion application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) gates, at the 46th DAC in July. ZeBu (Zero Bugs) is used for system-on-chip (SoC) hardware verification and software development to shorten time to tapeout, improve product quality and eliminate costly respins, while shortening software development time ahead of silicon.
Nine of the top 10 semiconductor companies use ZeBu emulation platforms in their verification flow.