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Synopsys and Ixia announce collaboration

Synopsys and Ixia, a Keysight Technologies business, recently announced a multi-year, strategic collaboration to enable system validation of complex networking system-on-chips (SoCs) using emulation and a virtual tester.

According to the company, the new paradigm is a faster, more effective alternative to traditional in-circuit emulation, which no longer scales for the port density and software complexity of next-generation networking SoCs, with the use of an emulation system connected to a true virtual tester solution.

Synopsys has released its ZeBu® Virtual Network Tester Solution, which integrates Synopsys’ ZeBu emulation system with Ixia’s IxVerify virtual network tester. Together, these solutions enable validation continuity that spans pre- and post-silicon use providing a full-featured protocol testing solution to reduce overall project schedules, thus shifting-left traditional post-silicon use cases to the pre-silicon domain.


• Collaboration enables shift from in-circuit system validation to scalable, flexible, and accurate virtual system validation.
• Synopsys ZeBu Virtual Tester Solution claims to offer full-featured integration between ZeBu emulation system and Ixia’s IxVerify virtual network tester.
• Solution delivers complete validation continuity from pre-silicon to post-silicon, reducing project schedules by months.

Source: Press Release


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