WILSONVILLE, Ore., April 12, 2016 – Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT), today announced a collaboration with Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions. As a result, Mentor is integrating Ixia’s virtual edition test product family – IxNetwork® Virtual Edition (VE) – with the Mentor® Veloce® emulation platform to accelerate the verification of complex networking chips. As part of this collaboration, Ixia joined the Mentor OpenDoor® program.
As a result, networking customers have the ability to seamlessly integrate an Ixia virtual environment into an emulation-based verification flow, bringing the powerful advantages of emulation to the lab environment. This allows the reuse of traffic flow generation scripts for greater efficiency and improved debug, and gives customers the ability to de-risk the challenges of complex chip designs.
The resulting new Mentor product, the Veloce Virtual Network (VN) App, was driven by the Veloce team based on the requests and support of mutual customers. The development work needed to complete the Veloce VN App was accomplished through the cooperation of the R&D organizations at both Mentor and Ixia.
“Emulation provides a huge performance advantage for full-chip verification,” said, Scott Westlake, Vice President Business Development, Ixia. “It is natural for Mentor and Ixia to collaborate and drive a ‘shift left’ that expands the use of virtualized testing to accelerate the delivery of networking chips to market.”