Cadence announces first Bluetooth 5 verification IP

January 10, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Cadence Design Systems has announced the immediate availability of its Cadence® Verification IP (VIP) for Bluetooth® 5, claimimg to be the industry's first VIP for the latest version of Bluetooth technology.

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.

Cadence also strengthened its IP portfolio with the addition of VIP for Bluetooth 4.2 and the Cadence TripleCheck™ productivity tool for Bluetooth 5.

The latest Cadence VIP for Bluetooth 5 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.

"The primary purpose of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is to advance and promote adoption of Bluetooth technology through collaboration and interoperability, and Cadence is contributing to that mission," said Marriot Winquist, vice president, member development and services at Bluetooth SIG. "By providing additional resources for improved interoperability, Cadence is contributing to our core mission of developing the technical innovations necessary to make next-level IoT products possible."

"With this release of verification IP for Bluetooth 5, Cadence is helping to proliferate Bluetooth technology and demonstrating its commitment to support customers developing products with this key protocol," said Michael Hurlston, senior vice president and general manager of the Mobile Connectivity Products Division at Broadcom Limited. "Broadcom has been a leader in the Bluetooth market for more than 15 years, and we continue to invest in mobile wireless technology to grow our market position. With Cadence VIP for Bluetooth 5, engineers can focus on designing complex SoCs and delivering more value to end customers."