Synopsys Offers VIP for the Emerging NVMe Storage Interface Protocol
March 26, 2012 -- Synopsys, Inc. has announced availability of verification IP (VIP) for Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe), an emerging storage protocol for connecting solid state drives (SSDs) directly to the PCI Express interface. The release of NVMe verification IP was enabled by Synopsys' recent acquisition of ExpertIO, which brought expertise and a strong portfolio of storage-based verification IP.
"NVM Express is a key enabler for high-performance PCIe SSDs," said Amber Huffman, chair of the NVM Express Working Group and Principal Engineer of the Intel Storage Technologies Group. "The availability of verification IP for NVM Express at this stage of development will enable faster adoption of this exciting new technology. We expect to see NVM Express SSD products shipping later this year."
NVMe provides a command set, queuing layer and register interface optimized for PCI Express-based SSDs. The NVMe verification IP is a new upper-level protocol layer that can be integrated with Synopsys' industry-proven ExpertIO PCI Express verification IP. To learn more, go to NVM Express.
The verification IP for NVM Express is available immediately with support for and UVM on major simulators.
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