Cadence Announces Industry's First Verification IP for Bluetooth 5

Cadence Design Systems has announced the immediate availability of its Cadence Verification IP (VIP) for Bluetooth 5. Bluetooth 5 increases data broadcasting capacity by 800 percent, quadruples the range and doubles the connection speed of low-energy devices to deliver seamless, short-range mobile connectivity. With the addition of Verification IP for 4.2 and the Cadence TripleCheck productivity tool for Bluetooth 5, Cadence has strengthened its IP portfolio.

The new Cadence VIP for Bluetooth 5 offers independent pre-silicon verification of the Bluetooth 5 standard. Cadence VIP supports any major language, simulator or methodology, so customers can easily employ the VIP without changing their verification environment. With the TripleCheck tool for Bluetooth 5, customers get an independent, comprehensive verification plan, test suite and coverage, which allow them to improve verification efficiency and get to market more quickly.

According to ABI Research, more than 371 million Bluetooth-enabled beacons are projected to ship by 2020. In addition, ABI Research projects that Bluetooth will be in more than one-third of all installed IoT devices by 2020.

Bluetooth 5 addresses emerging needs in the mobile, consumer and IoT market segments. With the first commercially available Cadence VIP for Bluetooth 5, designers can devote their energy to developing SoCs that leverage the potential of the latest Bluetooth technology, rather than worrying about protocol compliance. In addition to offering a comprehensive suite of VIP, Cadence supports many leading customers who develop mobile and IoT devices with IP that includes Tensilica processors for vision, audio and communications as well as low-power DDR and SerDes interfaces.

For more information on Cadence's VIP portfolio for Bluetooth, click here.