14 January 2016

Mentor Graphics Veloce Power Application Named One of the 2015 Hot 100 Products by EDN

WILSONVILLE, Ore., January 14, 2016 – Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that EDN has named the Veloce® Power application as one of the “100 Hot Products of 2015.” The 2015 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry’s most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness and popularity.

Power is a primary concern for mobile and smart devices that require long battery life, as well as for wall-plugged equipment in data centers. To assess power consumption most accurately, verification engineers use emulation to boot the system OS and run application software on their designs. When designs with significant software content are run on an emulator, the current method of generating power activity data creates files that are too large for power analysis tools to handle practically.

Running on the Veloce emulation platform, the Veloce Power application replaces this time-consuming, file-based flow with an application programming interface (API) integration. This dynamic read waveform API approach captures the information in the power switching activity plot and transfers that data to power analysis tools. As a result, verification teams experience a significant reduction in runtime and substantial boost in productivity in this flow. That’s how the Veloce Power application enables accurate power calculation at the system level, better power RTL-level exploration for power budgeting and trade-offs as well as more accurate power analysis and sign-off at the gate level.

“Our emulation team recognized an important methodology shift in the way power data should be captured and analysed. The result was Veloce Power application, which redefined the power analysis flow,” said Eric Selosse, vice president and general manager of the Mentor Emulation Division. “It’s just one example of how the Veloce emulation platform delivers technical leadership in hardware emulation. We are honoured to be recognized by EDN as one of the 100 Hot Products of 2015."

“Of the many thousands of products announced during the past year, the EDN Hot 100 are the products that especially caught the attention of our editors and readers. We are pleased to share this annual tradition of showcasing these standout technologies as we celebrate another stellar year of electronics innovation,” said Suzanne Deffree, Executive Editor, EDN.

EDN published a review of the Veloce Power Application in the article Pushing emulation beyond functional tests. The complete list of EDN’s Hot 100 products can be found here.

About the Veloce Emulation platform

The Veloce emulation platform is a core technology in the Mentor® Enterprise Verification Platform™ (EVP) – a platform that boosts productivity in ASIC and SoC functional verification by combining advanced verification technologies in a comprehensive platform.

The Veloce emulation platform’s success is a result of several factors: high design capacity, speed of execution, and exceptional functionality. Now considered among the most versatile and powerful of verification tools, emulation is used by project teams for hardware debugging, hardware/software co-verification or integration, system-level prototyping, low-power verification and power estimation and performance characterization. 

(Mentor Graphics, Mentor and Veloce are registered trademarks, and Enterprise Verification Platform is a trademark, of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)

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