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Imagination, Synopsys collaborate to empower faster emulation

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA & LONDON, UK: Synopsys Inc. and Imagination Technologies have gone ahead and trumpeted a collaboration to facilitate designers to speed verification and hardware/software bring-up of system on chips (SoCs) containing Imagination Technologies’ latest PowerVR Series6 GPU (graphics processing unit) cores using ZeBu Server emulators.


Buttressed with the Synopsys ZeBu Server-3 emulation system, Imagination was competent to achieve over 3.5 MHz performance for significantly higher verification throughput and improved GPU driver development productivity.

The two companies are working together to augment performance aimed at a broad range of Imagination’s cores on ZeBu Server-3, including a range of PowerVR GPUs and MIPS central processing units (CPUs). By way of this collaboration, the companies look to make high performance emulation more easily accessible intended for a broad range of companies developing advanced SoCs.

“The PowerVR Rogue GPU architecture drives performance to new levels while consuming low memory bandwidth and delivering high performance per mm2 and per mW,” alleged Martin Ashton, executive VP of engineering, PowerVR Visual IP, Imagination. Supplementing that – “Delivering next-generation IP requires high-performance design verification technology. Using Synopsys ZeBu Server-3, we were able to achieve 3.5 MHz performance on our latest PowerVR GPUs. The increase in performance using latest-generation emulators like ZeBu Server-3 delivers higher productivity not only for silicon and software IP developers like Imagination, but also for SoC developers integrating our IP.”

“Imagination Technologies is advancing the state-of-the art in technology with solutions such as their PowerVR GPUs, MIPS CPUs and other processors,” held Manoj Gandhi, senior VP and GM, Verification Group, at Synopsys. Furthering that – “Our collaboration with Imagination will help their customers bring-up and verify complex SoCs more quickly by taking advantage of Synopsys ZeBu Server-3’s industry-leading emulation performance.”


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