SmartDV technology enables shift in verification methodology to further improve SoC quality and time to market
SAN DIEGO- KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of KYOCERA Corporation and one of the world's leading document solutions companies, has purchased a suite of AMBA verification IPs from SmartDV Technologies, the verification intellectual property (VIP) company. Worldwide deployment of SmartDV’s AMBA AHB, APB3, APB4, AXI3, AXI4 and AXI4-Interconnect will enable KYOCERA Document Solutions to further improve system-on-chip (SoC) quality and reduce time to market.
SmartDV’s AMBA VIP products are compliant with the
ARM® AMBA® protocols, an open standard, on-chip interconnect specification for the connection and management of functional blocks in an SoC.
KYOCERA Document Solutions was previously using internally-developed AMBA models, for which support and maintenance was time consuming and resource intensive. SmartDV VIP helps them use their engineering resources more efficiently even as the VIPs provide complete coverage of AMBA protocol compliance. Additional value comes from the collaboration and support provided by SmartDV to customize their VIP to fit the KYOCERA Document Solutions simulation environment.
“This shift to using externally-developed VIP allows us to utilize our engineering resources more effectively. We can focus on extra verification, which will further improve quality and also allow us to move resources to new projects,” said KYOCERA Document Solutions General Manager, Michihiro Okada. “SmartDV’s low-cost solution simplified our decision-making process. We were pleased that support turnaround was within 24 hours. Their response to enhancements was quick. Their test suite and coverage models, along with quick support turnaround, are helping us improve our engineering efficiency, time to market and quality of products.”
SmartDV’s VIPs are configurable, reusable, plug-and-play verification solutions for standard interfaces based on HVL. All VIPs are supported natively in SystemVerilog, verification methodology manual (VMM), open verification methodology (OVM), universal verification methodology (UVM), SystemC, and non-standard verification environments. All components come with advanced commands, configurations and status reporting interfaces for ease of use and debugging. For more information on SmartDV’s VIP portfolio, see
“Internally-developed VIP can be a resource drain and slow development,” said Chairman of SmartDV Group of Companies and CEO at SmartDV. “Since the focus of our business is on VIP, we are able to continuously stay on top of the latest technology advances and to automate the writing of the verification environment and test cases. It’s a pleasure to hear that the combination of our leading-edge technology and support have helped KYOCERA Document Solutions improve their verification process.”
About KYOCERA Document Solutions
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including color and monochrome multifunctional products, printers, and wide format devices. KYOCERA’s products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability and less waste -- resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product. The KYOCERA Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment.
SmartDV creates high-quality standard and custom protocol verification intellectual property (VIP), memory models and simulation acceleration IP products designed to work with coverage-driven verification flows. The company’s mission is to provide high-quality IP along with industry-best support at lower cost and to help remove limited licensing constraints, speeding up regressions and time to market. All SmartDV VIPs ship with a compliance test suite and are native UVM (or any language that a customer prefers) without any wrappers, which increases performance and simplifies debugging. Each VIP also is independently developed and verified against external design IP for highest quality.
SmartDV has customers from wireless/mobile, storage, automotive, memory, networking and other domains.