Avery announces availability of SATA Express AHCI verification IP solution
Aug 20, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Avery Design Systems Inc., a provider of verification IP, or VIP, has announced availability of its SATA Express/AHCI verification IP targeting the PCIe-based SSD market.
SATA-Xactor extends Avery's portfolio of storage-related VIP which also includes SATA, NVM Express, SCSI Express (SOP/PQI), Universal Flash Storage (UFS), eMMC, SD, and USB Attached SCSI (UASP).
SATA-Xactor is a complete verification solution for SATA Express AHCI HBA controller IP and system design. SATA-Xactor allows design and verification engineers to quickly and extensively test the functionality of SATA Express controller-based designs, the company said.
The SATA-Xactor solution includes AHCI host software BFM; host and controller bus adaptor; reference SATA Express controller (PCIe/AHCI HBA) and adaptor for emulating SATA targets; compliance testsuite; comprehensive protocol checks; protocol analyzer tracker; functional coverage model; and it works with any PCIe and AXI IP or VIP, the company added.
SATA-Xactor works in conjunction with Avery's leading PCI-Xactor PCI Express Verification IP solution to supply a complete SATA Express subsystem verification environment. A SATA Express bus adaptor layer enables the SATA Express host software BFM to hook up to any bus interface such as PCIe and AMBA AXI and enables running the SATA Express host software BFM with or without the PCIe root complex and endpoint IP stacks yielding faster simulation performance for large data movement in both SATA Express core-level and SOC-level verification environments. A reference SATA Express controller supports core-level verification by emulating the NAND Flash backend subsystem, the company reported.
"Avery is focused on delivering industry leading VIP for the rapidly emerging SSD and other storage-related standards built on top of PCIe, USB, and UniPro base protocols," said Chilai Huang, president of Avery Design Systems. "Our solution enables designers to thoroughly verify their designs functionally adhere to the new SATA Express standard and effectively pinpoint areas of non-compliance or performance bottlenecks."
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