Mentor Graphics Delivers Emulation Solutions for the Verification of HDMI 2.0 Products

  Mentor Graphics Delivers Emulation Solutions for the Verification of HDMI
  2.0 Products

Business Wire

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- October 8, 2013

Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ:MENT), a leader in advanced system verification
solutions, today announced hardware and software solutions to accelerate the
verification of High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) version 2.0
products. Using the Mentor® verification solutions, designers can test the
HDMI 2.0 devices integrated on their System-on-Chip (SoC) designs, and develop
and stress-test their software and hardware with billions of verification
cycles before silicon is available.

The first new product is iSolve^™ Multimedia, which has a ‘plug-and-play’
hardware interface to the Veloce® family of hardware emulators. It provides a
cost-effective and efficient solution to verify new HDMI 2.0 devices (chips
for set-top-boxes, digital TVs, PCs, tablets, and mobile phones) in the SoC
design. Users can create compliant HDMI 2.0 frames on-the-fly from
industry-standard files, such as AVI or other file formats, and exercise their
design with thousands of HDMI frames. High-performance, graphical analysis
tools help to identify problems related to the digital video/audio output from
the user’s design, and perform debug that is critical in determining the
functional correctness of the SoC. This new hardware solution adds to the
existing iSolve family of solutions for the accelerated verification of
applications such as networking, embedded systems, wireless, storage, and
multimedia devices.

Complementing the iSolve solution is the Mentor Veloce VirtuaLAB Multimedia
for HDMI 2.0 that provides the same level of functionality for HDMI users as
the iSolve solution, but in a pure software-based environment or “virtual lab”
environment. This option increases the flexibility of using the Veloce
emulator for multiple users worldwide, where they can use the Veloce emulator
as a data center resource and not be concerned with hardware setups.

The final product delivered for HDMI 2.0 is a verification IP (VIP) solution.
This delivers both a simulation environment, using the Questa^® functional
verification platform, and accelerated simulation environment using the Veloce
emulator for the verification of HDMI 2.0-compliant devices. It generates the
appropriate stimuli for the Design-Under-Test (DUT), passing packets, or
transactions, of protocol data for tests. The VIP solution also provides a
high-level Application Programming Interface (API) for use with multiple
test-bench environments, such as SystemVerilog/UVM and SystemC, and provides
example test environments that can exercise the emulated HDMI 2.0 device. All
solutions are also compatible with the previous HDMI 1.4 standard for user
flexibility.

“Our ability to provide industry-leading solutions for the verification of SoC
designs containing HDMI devices is critical to the success of our customers
developing high-performance consumer products,” said Eric Selosse, vice
president and general manager, Mentor Emulation Division. “In delivering these
new HDMI 2.0 solutions for both simulation acceleration and emulation, Mentor
has again demonstrated our leadership position as the premier supplier of
hardware-assisted products for multimedia applications, and shows our
commitment to providing customers with the best-in-class emulation solutions
for the latest-generation HDMI standards.”

The new HDMI 2.0 products deliver use modes with traditional in-circuit
emulation (ICE), virtual lab emulation, and high-performance,
transaction-based acceleration. When combined with the Veloce2 emulator, the
latest-generation emulator from Mentor Graphics®, these Multimedia products
deliver high-performance and easy-to-use IP and system-level verification for
verifying SoCs containing HDMI 2.0 devices, without compromising delivery
schedules.

All three solutions are available for deployment at customer sites effective
immediately. For product information on the Mentor HDMI 2.0 solutions, contact
your Mentor sales representative, call 800-547-3000, or visit the website at
www.mentor.com/med.

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and
software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and
award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic,
semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported
revenues in the last fiscal year of nearly $1,090 million. Corporate
headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon
97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

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

Contact:

Mentor Graphics
Carole Dunn, 503-685-4716
carole_dunn@mentor.com
or
Mentor Graphics
Suzanne Graham, 503-685-7789
suzanne_graham@mentor.com