Tarek Verification Systems Releases SATA Verification IP

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Tarek Verification Systems releases a SATA Verification IP that supports the latest SATA 2.6 specification. It features a backward-compatible driver, a rich set of APIs, and fully automated coverage mechanism for the state machines, SATA-VR can be integrated and customized to verify advanced ASICs.

Tarek Verification Systems (Tarek) introduces a highly effective Verification IP, SATA-VR, for ASIC designs containing SATA interfaces.

SATA-VR supports the latest SATA 2.6 specification. At the transport layer and above, SATA-VR includes a real ATA/ATAPI device driver that has proven its value with many existing ATA/ATAPI devices. There is no need to worry about backward compatibility. Moreover, three sets of APIs at the transport, ATA/SATA register, and command layers provide the capability for full customization. All the advanced and/or optional features listed in the specification are supported.

At the data link and physical layers, SATA-VR has full implementations of the power-on sequence state machine, power management state machine, and data link layer state machine. A functional coverage reporting mechanism shows how well the state machines are exercised. With the coverage report and test case automation feature, both the physical and data link layers can be verified with optimized high-quality test cases. Moreover, at the physical layer, a full functional serdes model that has clock/data recovery circuit and clock de-skew on the receive side and the transmission jitter and clock skew generation on the transmit side is included.

With the backward-compatible driver, a rich set of APIs, and fully automated coverage mechanism for the state machines, SATA-VR can be integrated and customized to match the uniqueness of any ASIC with ease.

About Tarek

Tarek provides verification automation solutions for ASIC design companies seeking repeatable silicon success. These solutions eliminate the non-deterministic risks associated with ASIC tape-outs and ensure the ASIC tape-outs are repeatable and always on schedule. Other than SATA-VR, the offering products include Draco-VA and PCIE-VR.

Draco-VA is an optimized test bench solution that separate verification execution from programming. Draco-VA accomplishes productivity gains in many folds by enabling engineers that have domain knowledge to create brand-new quality tests without programming effort. This shortens time to coverage and can dramatically reduce the time and costs of the verification portion of a design.

PCIE-VR automates ASIC verification for PCI Express interfaces. It fully models and monitors PCI Express functionality, timing, and protocols at both the cycle-accurate and transaction levels. PCIE-VR is the most automated PCIE VIP in the market and has been proven to complete the verification without writing any code on the customer side.

For more information, please visit http://www.tarek.com.

Scott McDonald, (408) 996-2992
Vice President of Sales
Tarek Verification Systems, LLC

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