Mobiveil and Avery Design Systems Expand Partnership to Accelerate Design and Development Verification of NVMe 2.0 Compatible SSDs

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. –– August 2, 2022 –– Mobiveil, Inc. and Avery Design Systems today announced an expanded partnership to help customers accelerate the design and verification of NVMe-based SSDs.

The add-on IP/Verification IP (IP/VIP) solution combines Mobiveil’s design IP for NVM Express, DDR4 and LDPC IP with Avery’s Verification IP for NVMe Virtual Platform solutions, DDR4 and ONFI and NVMe. The two companies are also collaborating on SSD emulation platforms.

NVMe technology is the main interface for SSDs with considerable growth potential in the global market. The NVMe architecture is designed for future SSD development and form factors as the semiconductor industry enters a new era of large-scale and enterprise computing that drives digital transformation.

“As the NVMe standard continues to evolve to meet new and changing requirements, it is important that product developers have access to design and verification solutions that allow them to take full advantage of the latest features and comply to standard.Our NVMe VIP and Virtual Platform solutions provide pre-silicon SSD SoC hardware and system-level verification solutions for the latest NVMe 2.0 designs.Our partnership with Mobiveil means that together we can deliver our customers the best IP design and verification solutions, including simulation, FPGA emulation and virtual systems platforms,” said Chris Browy, vice president of sales and marketing at Avery.

Mobiveil’s UNEX™ NVM Express Controller IP and Avery NVMe-Xactor support the latest NVMe 2.0 specifications:

  • Support for namespace types
  • Simple Copy Order
  • Zoned namespace command set
  • Key Value (KV) Command Set
  • End-to-end protection based on 32b/64b CRC
  • Managing NVM Sets and Endurance Groups

Additionally, Mobiveil’s ONFI/Toggle IP (EFC™) supports the latest ONFI 5.0 specifications. Both IPs are fully verified using Avery Design’s NVMe/PCIe and ONFI VIP solutions.

Avery offers an add-on set of VIPs for NVMe to ensure full verification and protocol and timing compliance. It includes a comprehensive set of 100% native SystemVerilog and UVM models, protocol verifiers and conformance test suites. Support for virtual platform co-simulation enables comprehensive system-level verification, including running UNH-IOL INTERACT™ and other Linux-based performance analysis applications on pre-silicon NVMe SoC designs.

“By providing pre-verified and interoperable SSD design IP and verification IP, both companies allow SoC design and verification teams to focus on their primary goal of comprehensive chip design and verification, reducing significantly their time to market,” said Ravi Thummarukudy, Mobiveil. CEO. “By leveraging the intellectual property provided by these companies with on-specification solutions, designers can be assured of early success for their SoC designs”

On top of flash memory

Mobiveil and Avery will be exhibiting at the 2022 Flash Memory Summit (FMS) which begins today, August 2, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Mobiveil, a gold sponsor, will be at booth #839 showcasing its broad portfolio of SIPs and platforms for SSD development. Avery can be found at booth #749.

FMS registration is open. Contact Mobiveil at info@mobiveil.com to arrange a meeting or demonstration.

About Mobiveil, Inc.

Mobiveil is a fast-growing technology company specializing in the development of silicon-based intellectual property (SIP), platforms and solutions for storage, IoT and communication applications. It is backed by decades of experience providing high-speed, production-proven, high-quality serial interconnect SIPs, as well as custom and off-the-shelf hardware boards to leading semiconductor companies around the world. For the SSD market, Mobiveil provides NVM Express Controller (UNEX™), Universal Memory Controller (UMMC™), ONFI/Toggle (EFC™) and LDPC IP blocks as well as FPGA validation platforms based on Xilinx and Intel. Mobiveil is headquartered in Milpitas, California, with engineering development centers located in Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad, India, and sales offices and representatives located in the United States, Europe, Israel, in Japan, Taiwan and China.

About Avery Design Systems

Founded in 1999, Avery Design Systems, Inc. enables system and SOC design teams to achieve dramatic improvements in functional verification productivity through the use of formal analysis applications for Pessimism X verification at the gate level and actual root cause X and sequential tracing; and robust chip-level verification IP for PCI Express, CXL, CCIX, Gen-Z, USB, AMBA, UFS, MIPI CSI/DSI, I3C, DDR/LPDDR, HBM, ONFI/Toggle/NOR, NVM Express, SATA, AHCI, SAS, eMMC, SD/SDIO, CAN FD and FlexRay. The company has established numerous Avery Design VIP Partner Program affiliations with major IP vendors. More information about the company can be found at https://www.avery-design.com.

Abdul J. Gaspar