SOURCE: Real Intent, Inc.

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November 11, 2013 03:01 ET

NEC Adopts Real Intent Automatic Verification to Improve Design Quality

Ascent IIV Tool Accelerates Design Debug

SUNNYVALE, CA and YOKOHAMA, JAPAN--(Marketwired - November 11, 2013) - Real Intent, Inc., a leading provider of early RTL functional verification solutions, today announced that NEC Corporation ("NEC") has adopted the Ascent™ Implied Intent Verification (IIV) product from Real Intent for its LSI design flow. NEC uses Ascent IIV to verify the RTL for LSI designs used in communication systems. Real Intent Ascent IIV automatically finds elusive bugs in RTL prior to simulation and synthesis, without the need for test benches or formal assertions. Real Intent will exhibit its Ascent IIV advanced verification tool at EDSFair 2013 in the Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall here next week.

"We selected Real Intent's solution because of the clear accuracy and debug advantages over other options," said Katsuhisa Ikeuchi, assistant manager, Network Platform Development Division, NEC Corporation. "We determined that the adoption of Ascent IIV in our flow will contribute to improved quality of LSI designs for our communication systems."

Using Ascent IIV, NEC is able to quickly load in its design and start seeing analysis results. The Ascent hierarchical reporting feature allows NEC to thoroughly debug designs and swiftly correct any errors that are found.

"Being able to automatically analyze RTL early in the design cycle, without the need to write assertions or test-benches, was key to our decision," added Ikeuchi. "The smart reporting of Ascent IIV greatly reduced the size of analysis results compared to other tools and provided equal or better accuracy of results. These advanced debugging capabilities help our designers debug in a short amount of time, and reduce design errors and turnaround time for our product development."

"NEC's adoption of our Ascent IIV product is a testament to the acceleration benefits that our solutions offer," said Prakash Narain, president and CEO, Real Intent. "We look forward to partnering with NEC for wider adoption of Real Intent technology in its design and verification flows."

Editors please note: a Japanese version of this press release is available here.

About Real Intent

Companies worldwide rely on Real Intent's EDA software to accelerate early functional verification and advanced sign-off of electronic designs. The company provides comprehensive CDC verification, advanced RTL analysis and sign-off solutions to eliminate complex failure modes of SoCs. Real Intent's products lead the market in performance, capacity, accuracy and completeness. Please visit for more information.

CEO: Chief Executive Officer
EDA: Electronic Design Automation
EDSFair: Electronic Design and Solution Fair
LSI: Large-Scale Integration
RTL: Register Transfer Level
SoC: System-on-Chip

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