Cadence Announces First-to-Market NVMe 1.4 Verification IP for High-Performance Computing

Cadence VIP with TripleCheck reduces time to market and supports the next-generation NVMe standard

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 22, 2019 — Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced the availability of the industry’s first Verification IP (VIP) in support of the new NVM Express 1.4 (NVMe) protocol. The Cadence® VIP for NVMe 1.4 enables designers to quickly and thoroughly verify their storage, data center and high-performance computing (HPC) system-on-chip (SoC) designs with less effort and a greater assurance that the SoC will meet the protocol standards.

The Cadence VIP for NVMe 1.4 supports the company’s Intelligent System Design strategy, enabling SoC design excellence through best-in-class IP. For more information on the Cadence VIP for NVMe 1.4, please visit

The new Cadence VIP for NVMe 1.4 provides customers with a comprehensive verification solution to develop high-quality NVMe host and device controllers quickly, helping reduce overall time to market. The NVMe 1.4 VIP supports built-in integration with the Cadence VIP for PCI Express® (PCIe®) 5.0 and includes a complete UVM SystemVerilog API for fast integration and SoC-level test creation. Built with Cadence TripleChecktechnology, customers have access to a verification plan with measurable objectives linked to the specification features and a comprehensive test suite with ready-to-run tests to ensure support for the specification.

“The design team in our company has successfully used the Cadence VIP for NVMe while developing our products for the flash memory controller,” said Mr. Takehiko Tsuchiya, Group Manager, Design Technology Group, Design Technology Innovation Division at KIOXIA Corporation. “The NVMe 1.4 VIP is important for the development of the next generation of our products, supporting the need for a high-performance data interface.”

“The new NVMe 1.4 specification is designed to address the growing needs of enterprise systems that utilize PCIe-based solid-state storage,” said Moshik Rubin, Verification IP Product Management Group Director, System and Verification Group at Cadence. “Cadence is fully dedicated to supporting the latest standard to ensure customers have the tools they need to create differentiated end products. Our release of the first-to-market VIP for NVMe 1.4 is enabling early adopters of the protocol to reduce risk and ensure their designs comply with the specification while achieving the fastest path to IP and SoC verification closure.”

The Cadence VIP for NVMe 1.4 with TripleCheck technology is part of the Cadence Verification Suite and is optimized for XceliumParallel Logic Simulation, along with supported third-party simulators. The Verification Suite is comprised of best-in-class core engines, verification fabric technologies that support the Cadence Intelligent System Design strategy, enabling SoC design excellence.

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