Arasan Chip Systems Releases Gigabit Ethernet Driver Source and Verification IP Package

“Total IP Solutions” Provides Lower Risk and Speeds Verification for SoC Designers with Proven Ethernet Verification IP

San Jose, California - March 11, 2008 – Arasan Chip Systems, Inc (“Arasan”), a leader in Intellectual Property (IP) solutions – IP cores, Verification IP (VIP), Software drivers and stacks and Hardware solutions, announced today the addition of a Gigabit Ethernet Verification IP (VIP) as well as availability of device drivers for 10/100 Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet applications. Designers now have access to a high quality, high performance Ethernet VIP to verify their Ethernet designs as well as a head start to software co-development, ensuring design success. The VIP and driver complement Arasan’s suite of 10/100/1000 Ethernet IP cores to form a “Total IP Solution”, enabling customers to reduce development time and costs.

“Verification and software development are critical and often overlooked parts of the overall SoC solution causing serious delays in development,” said Kevin Yee, Vice President of Marketing at Arasan. “By providing a quality and complete VIP solution and making the driver source code readily available, Arasan is enabling designers to quickly go to market with industry compliant Ethernet solutions while customizing their software solution to achieve optimal performance.”

Gigabit Ethernet VIP Solution

The Arasan 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet VIP is a comprehensive test environment for verification, validation, debugging and testing of Ethernet IP for functionality, compliance and/or interoperability. The Arasan IP will include a bus functional model, monitor, checker and test environment. The Arasan VIP for the Ethernet protocol embodies extensive protocol expertise and provides stimulus generation, system monitoring and protocol checking, required for successful design verification. Arasan’s Ethernet VIP can save designers’ months in development time and testing and can ensure compliance to the 802.3 specification.

Gigabit Ethernet Driver

The Arasan 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet device driver is a Linux PCI based network device driver that communicates with the PCI-Ethernet network card. Written in ANSI C, the driver is portable to various platforms and provides flexibility. Developers wanting to differentiate their products will find this driver an ideal starting point to customize and implement value-added features. Starting with the Arasan device driver provides designers a head start on their customized solution and accelerates development time. Arasan Chip Systems utilized its internally developed device drivers to fully test and debug their Gigabit Ethernet IP core. The network subsystem of the Linux kernel is designed to be completely protocol independent. Customers can be assured that the Arasan driver set is a completely proven solution that provides a stable platform for developing end products.

Pricing and Availability

The Arasan 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet VIP Package and Driver software is available immediately for licensing.

Total IP Solution

Arasan provides a “Total IP Solution” with the broadest portfolio of hardware design proven, standards based solutions including IP cores, Verification IP, Stacks/Drivers, Hardware Development Kits and Validation Platforms. In addition to the Arasan Ethernet Driver solution, Arasan offers 10/100 Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet IP Cores, Ethernet VIP, and a Hardware Development/Validation Platform.

About Arasan

Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. (, based in San Jose, CA, USA, is a world leading supplier of IP and the “Total IP Solution” ranging from Intellectual Property (IP), Verification IP (VIP), Hardware Development Kits, Validation Platforms, Software Drivers / Stacks, and Design Services. Arasan delivers technology-leading IP solutions like MIPI, SD / SDIO, USB, PCI, Ethernet, MMC, CE-ATA, CF+, NAND and more, to the global electronics market. Arasan’s goal is to enable designers to accelerate their development and simplify their production of complex system-on-chip (SoCs). Arasan provides a competitive advantage through a combination of domain expertise, silicon proven IP, hardware / software tools, and customized service… the “Total IP Solution”.


Kevin K. Yee
Arasan Chip Systems, Inc.
Tel: 408-282-1600 x109
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