Synopsys, a global company providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced the availability of verification IP (VIP) for the 25G/50G Ethernet specification developed by the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium. The new VIP is based on native SystemVerilog Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) architecture to enable easy use, easy integration and improved performance. Complete with verification plans, built in coverage tracking, University of New Hampshire (UNH) compliance test suites, and support for protocol aware debug with Synopsys’ Verdi Protocol Analyser, Synopsys VIP for 25G/50G Ethernet provides advanced server and storage endpoint system on chip (SoC) teams with a verification IP solution that accelerates verification closure.

“HCL Technologies is one of the fastest growing service companies in the world, bringing IT and engineering services under one roof to solve complex business and product development problems for its clients,” said Rajagopal Gunamani, associate vice president of HCL Technologies. “We have collaborated with Synopsys across many projects on the verification of our clients’ Ethernet based SoCs. The release of 25G/50G Ethernet VIP enables us to deliver on verification services as our global customers adopt the latest emerging Ethernet speeds, features and compliance test suites.”

“The 25G Ethernet Consortium specification enables high performance, cost efficient and scalable interconnects for data centre networks with server to top of rack links that are able to utilise either a 25G single lane or 50G dual lane technology,” said Brad Booth, secretary of the 25G Ethernet Consortium. “The release of Synopsys’ enhanced Ethernet VIP and its SystemVerilog source code test suites that support the Consortium’s 25G/50G Ethernet specification drives faster adoption of this enabling technology.”

“The Ethernet standard continues to evolve with significant leaps in speed to meet the functionality of applications in specific market segments, such as server farms. As we continue to collaborate with SoC leaders in this segment, VIP remains an important enabling technology with the advanced features that design teams need to rapidly adopt these new Ethernet specifications,” said Debashis Chowdhury, vice president of R&D for the Synopsys Verification Group. “Synopsys has established itself as a technology leader with its SystemVerilog UVM based verification IP, including UNH test suites for compliance testing. With the release of 25G/50G Ethernet, we provide a leading edge solution enabling designers to rapidly create and verify differentiated products in the server market.”