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Accellera Approves New Version of Electronic Design System Modeling Standard

By DE Editors

Accellera, an Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards organization, has approved a new version of its Standard Co-Emulation Modeling Interface (SCE-MI) specification as a new Accellera verification standard. The organization says Version 2.1 speeds up electronic design verification by allowing a model developed for simulation to run in an emulation environment and vice versa.

Version 2.1 has added support for a subset of the SystemVerilog Direct Programming Interface(DPI) and has a streaming, variable length messaging system on top of this, which reduces the number of synchronizations when compared to other available methodologies. 

"Accellera standards improve the electronic design experience for the semiconductor industry," says Shishpal Rawat, Accellera chair. "We created this standard to alleviate one of the most critical bottlenecks in the electronic design cycle: verification. Given the reality of continually increasing design size and complexity, significant verification is enabled by SCE-MI as it allows simulation and emulation to be more interoperable."

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