Today, SoC manufacturers must run lean, respond to changing customer demands, and anticipate marketplace trends with speed and agility. Unfortunately, few organizations have the tools to meet these requirements. Those who have the tools are better equipped to respond quickly to changes and can potentially gain market share.
Developments in semiconductor design and manufacturing processes now allow functions that were once accomplished outside of the chip to be included in the design of the SoC itself. Increased chip capability means greater physical and logical design complexity, which in turn demands a tighter coordination among the hardware, software, and verification design teams.
In response to these challenges, IBM and Cadence® Design Systems have developed the enterprise verification management solution, or EVMS, a combination of IBM Rational® software, IBM Tivoli® software, IBM Systems Group, and IBM Global Business Services offerings together with Cadence Incisive® Enterprise technology.
EVMS from IBM takes a holistic approach to the verification process by bringing the hardware and software development processes together in a comprehensive test and simulation environment. By replacing manual processes with a solution that automates test processes, manages software versioning, coordinates multiteam development, and improves utilization of costly computing resources, SoC manufacturers can improve quality, reduce development costs, and get products to market faster.
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