Austin , TX . May 2010 – Breker Verification Systems, the SOC Verification Company, announces that NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), the world leader in visual computing technologies, has selected Trek for use in verification of their next generation Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) family. This selection comes after successful deployment of Trek on a system interface unit.
“NVIDIA designs some of the world’s largest and most complex processors, so efficient verification methodologies are essential”, said Jonah Alben, Senior Vice President at NVIDIA. “We have seen 2x improvements in verification productivity using Trek, and are now using it in key areas of future GPU projects.”
Trek is a model based test generation tool that allows the verification engineer to capture their intent more quickly and with less code. The ability to visualize the model with graphs also allows the DV engineer to communicate more effectively with architects and designers. “NVIDIA, like our other Trek customers, is experiencing significant returns on investment”, said Adnan Hamid, CEO of Breker Verification. “With an average 2X improvement in verification productivity and less ninfrastructure code to write, companies like NVIDIA are better positioned to continue their market leadership.”
Breker Verification Systems is an EDA company offering a model based test generation tool for functional verification focused on System-on- Chip (SOC) verification with IP-to-SOC reuse and pre-silicon to postsilicon reuse. The strength of the technology lies in providing verification engineers with a simple “algebra” to describe their desired verification search space as they visualize it, using a combination of graphs and graph constraints. The tool generates input stimulus, results checks and coverage closure, creating transactional tests at the IP level and C tests at the SOC level. Visual analytical capabilities include interactive rendering of pre-simulation
reachability analysis and post-simulation coverage results. Privately held, Breker was founded in 2003 in Austin, TX. Its corporate headquarters is at 8217 Edgemoor Place, Austin, Texas 78749. Telephone: (512) 415-1199. On the Web at www.brekersystems.com