Siemens speeds data transfer between cloud and devices

  • September 14, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Siemens has updated its Questa verification IP to support the Compute Express Link (CXL) 3.0 protocol that helps transfer data between the cloud and billions of smart connected devices.

Siemens Digital Industries Software announced that its simulator-independent Questa now supports the CXL 3.0 protocol for high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

CXL 3.0 is based on the PCIe networking protocol, which facilitates the rapid transfer of data between the world’s highest performance cloud computing servers as well as billions of smart connected devices around the world.

Available immediately, Questa for CXL 3.0 integrates seamlessly into verification environments on any simulator. For those looking to incorporate CXL 3.0 into their designs, this should help them optimise productivity and flexibility for the verification of block-level, subsystem and system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs, which can speed time to market.

“By offering early support for the new CXL 3.0 protocol, Siemens can help customers differentiate and win in highly competitive HPC markets around the world,” said Mark Olen, product management director at Siemens Digital Industries Software. “Available now for early adopters of the CXL 3.0 protocol, our new Questa verification IP provides a proven, robust and comprehensive verification platform that allows our customers to validate their next-generation designs with speed and confidence.”

Engineered to expedite verification closure and expose complex design issues, Questa supports detailed functional verification across all layers of the CXL 3.0 specification. This offering includes ready-to-use verification components and exhaustive stimuli that can help increase productivity and accelerate verification signoff. In addition, it can eliminate design biases.

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