IxVerify

The industry’s only solution purpose-built for pre-silicon testing

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Highlights

  • Test routing and switching or 5G radio unit chip design
  • Use elastic virtual test solution with support for globally distributed users
  • Access packet and signal rate measurements and statistics
  • Support automation with REST, Python, TCL, Perl, and Ruby
  • Integrate with a variety of emulators to add the stimulus needed to validate network protocols in chip design
  • Ensure zero packet loss between virtual IxVerify and the emulation system
  • Share test configurations and scripts across pre-silicon and post-silicon test environments

Problem: Network Chip Design Verification Happens Too Late in the Development Cycle

Increased use of end-user streaming applications, cloud computing, and 5G deployments that require low-latency, high-throughput, and secure traffic are pushing the boundaries of network capacity. This demand drives the market for ultra-high-speed devices powered by state-of-the-art application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions.

Delivering an Ethernet switching ASIC capable of managing terabits of traffic on hundreds of ports or SmartNIC devices is a costly and lengthy process. Designing 5G Radio Unit ASICs to sustain O-RAN functions such as beamforming, precoding, IQ decompression or iFFT for massive MIMO deployments requires a huge amount of work to implement and test.

Not having the right tools, knowledge, or methodology to robustly test the chip designs may cause costly, image-damaging re-spins that further delay time to market.

IxVerify

IxVerify deployment in an emulation-based design verification environment.

Solution: Shift Testing to the Left with Virtualized, Scalable Pre-Silicon Chip Validation

IxVerify is the industry’s first test solution purpose-built for pre-silicon verification. With IxVerify, Keysight and its partners are leading the way in transforming the EDA market by offering virtualized design verification solutions that work in conjunction with next-generation verification flows—leveraging virtualization to reduce dedicated and specialized hardware costs while offering increased flexibility.

Whether validating routing and switching or 5G designs, IxVerify enables new and improved test methodologies to simplify hardware design verification, fuels greater collaboration between hardware and software teams, and enables a shift-left approach to testing earlier in the product lifecycle.

Simplify Chipset Network Protocol Testing

With its ability to run a large number of virtualized test ports at once, IxVerify offers the unique ability to verify the largest chip designs with dynamically shaped traffic, ensuring zero packet loss at maximum emulation speeds.

IxVerify provides 450+ predefined packet templates for testing Ethernet and TCP/IP protocols and can generate high volumes of traffic.

For 5G testing, IxVerify is aligned with the latest ORAN specifications and offers access to predefined test models as well as the ability to configure 5G NR frames manually in concordance with the industry standards. This, combined with the high usability of the solution, allows the configuration of complex testing scenarios hundreds of times faster than any other solution on the market.

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