Synopsys launched what it calls the industry's first Subsystem Verification Solution, Verification IP (VIP), and UVM source code test suite to support the latest USB4 specification. USB4 includes two-lane operation using the existing USB Type-C™ connector that can carry up to 40-Gbps data over certified cables. USB4 also supports Thunderbolt 3 and expands USB functionality to include new display capabilities.
Synopsys also claims to be first in the industry to deliver VIP and source code test suite for USB 3.2 and USB power delivery 3.0. Synopsys VC VIP for USB is based on a native SystemVerilog/UVM architecture and features built-in comprehensive coverage, verification plan, extensive protocol checks, and integration with Synopsys' Verdi protocol-aware debug. Synopsys VIP includes an extensive and customizable set of frame generation, error injection capabilities, and comprehensive exception list to generate negative scenarios. In addition, UVM source code test suites are also available to verify features with minimal effort and jumpstart custom testing of USB designs.
Synopsys VIP and source code test suite for USB4 are available today as standalone products. VIP and source code test suites for USB up to 3.2, Power Delivery up to 3.0, and Subsystem Verification Solution for Type-C™ are also available. For more information, visit the VC Verification IP for USB website and download the VC VIP for USB datasheet.