Industry’s Fastest Emulation System 

With increases in the size and complexity of today's SoC devices and their embedded software, verification has become the critical challenge in the development process. Verification of both hardware and software before silicon is available is becoming the norm, and requires massive tests spanning billions of cycles. Meeting this challenge requires advanced verification technologies delivering the highest performance possible to accelerate the verification process.

Synopsys ZeBu Server is the industry’s fastest emulation system. The ZeBu solution includes the ZeBu Server-3 emulator and a broad portfolio of ZeBu Transactors and Memory Models and the ZEMI-3 transactor compiler for rapid development of virtual system level verification environments. ZeBu provides comprehensive debug with full signal visibility and Verdi integration, and supports advanced use modes including power management verification and hybrid emulation with virtual prototypes for architecture optimization and software development.


Enables up to 4X faster HW/SW bring-up and SoC verification

  • ZEMI-3
  • Behavioral SystemVerilog Compiler for Transactor BFMs more

Easily create high performance, custom transactor models

A family of bus, peripheral interface, and communication transactors and memory models for rapid development of complete system-level verification environments

ZeBu synthesis tool optimized for fast results and maintaining RTL debug

A simulation-like methodology and set of tools providing full visibility and deterministic reproducible tests for system-level verification.

Acceleration and Emulation Solutions

Hardware verification, early HW/SW Co-Verification and Pre-Silicon Software Verification are critical to guarantee that your end product will be fully functional and meet its design goals, on time. ZeBu fast, high performance emulators provide comprehensive verification solutions across the entire SOC development cycle, increasing design quality, and reducing the need for costly re-spins.

  • Use TLM 2.0 integration with Platform Architect MCO and Virtualizer for Hybrid Emulation to validate the architecture of your SoC, early software development and software-driven SoC verification.
  • Accelerate your Verilog, VHDL or SystemVerilog simulation by an order of magnitude with Simulation Acceleration.
  • Use fast transaction-based verification to verify the full SoC design
  • Perform HW/SW Co-Verification and embedded Software Verification
  • ZeBu's support for embedded processor models is critical for early SOC HW/SW Co-Verification and Pre-Silicon Software Verification.

Fast and efficient Transaction-based Emulation is the enabler for many of the ZeBu emulator's flexible solutions. It is the underlying technology behind Hybrid Emulation, and enables a "Smart" Debug methodology.

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