Mentor Graphics Delivers Veloce Emulation Solutions for the Verification of High-Performance Memory Products

 Mentor Graphics Delivers Veloce Emulation Solutions for the Verification of
                       High-Performance Memory Products

PR Newswire

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 9, 2014

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ:
MENT), a leader in advanced system verification solutions, today announced
emulation solutions to accelerate the verification of high-performance memory
products that use the latest-generation standards: Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC),
LPDDR4, and eMMC 5.0. Using these emulation solutions with the Veloce^®
emulation platform, designers can test new 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.

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SoC designers require higher memory bandwidth and performance in response to
the challenges created with products such as mobile multimedia devices and new
networking infrastructure. To address this requirement, Mentor has created
models for emerging memory standards that can be accelerated on the Veloce 2
emulator. The combined solution delivers functionality and performance to
meet critical system-level verification needs.

HMC is a 3D-DRAM architecture that can deliver memory bandwidths in excess of
100Gbits/second, or 15 times that of DDR3 memories, while consuming 70 percent
less energy/bit than DDR3. HMC is increasingly used to meet the 100Gbit and
higher networking application requirements, and is also targeted for higher
GPU and CPU bandwidth needs.

The LPDDR4 and eMMC 5.0 memories are complementary technologies used in
ultra-mobile products, such as tablets, superphones, and ultrabooks where
LPDDR4 is used for DRAM, and eMMC 5.0 is used for mass storage. High bandwidth
and performance, low power and cost, and a small form factor are key
characteristics that make these memory standards attractive for today's SoC
designers.

All three memory models can now be used by verification engineers, in
conjunction with the rest of their SoC design running in the Veloce emulator,
in a plug-and-play way that eases their adoption in an accelerated
verification environment. In addition, each memory device model is compatible
with the Questa^® functional verification platform to allow an easy transition
from simulation to emulation.

"Our ability to provide industry-leading solutions for the verification of SoC
designs containing next-generation memory devices is critical to the success
of our customers developing high-performance products," said Eric Selosse,
vice president and general manager, Mentor Emulation Division. "In delivering
these new memory device solutions for emulation, Mentor has again demonstrated
our leadership as the premier supplier of hardware-assisted products for SoC
verification, and our commitment to providing customers with the best-in-class
emulation solutions for the latest-generation standards."

The new memory device models can be used for traditional in-circuit emulation
(ICE), virtual lab emulation, and high-performance, transaction-based
acceleration. When combined with the Veloce2 emulator, these memory solutions
deliver high-performance and easy-to-use IP and system-level verification for
verifying SoCs containing HMC, LPDDR4, or eMMC 5.0 devices, without
compromising delivery schedules.

All three solutions are available for deployment at customer sites effective
immediately. For product information on the Mentor memory model 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 in excess of $1.15 billion. Corporate
headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon
97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

Mentor Graphics, Veloce and Questa are registered trademarks of Mentor
Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered
trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:
Carole Dunn
Mentor Graphics
503.685.4716
carole_dunn@mentor.com

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