Mentor, a Siemens business, which pioneered portable stimulus technology in 2004, announced it will fully support the new Accellera Portable Test and Stimulus Standard 1.0 in the upcoming release of its Questa® inFact™ tool. The Accellera standard, which is based on Questa inFact technology that Mentor donated to Accellera in 2014, will rapidly drive portable stimulus into broader, mainstream use and help IC engineers more efficiently collaborate and deliver innovation to markets such as artificial intelligence, 5G wireless communication and autonomous driving.

At its core, the new Accellera portable stimulus standard (PSS) enables engineers to re-use a single set of portable stimulus specifications across multiple verification engines to achieve different objectives at various stages of the development process. Mentor’s Questa inFact tool is the industry’s most comprehensive solution, supporting design, verification, validation and test. It leverages machine learning and data mining techniques that have yielded up to a 40X increase in productivity across multiple phases of customer IC development. The Questa InFact tool leverages portable stimulus technology, enabling designers to complete advanced performance and power analysis at the IC level, verification engineers to achieve higher levels of coverage in less time, validation engineers to fully integrate hardware and software, and test engineers to analyze and optimize their regression test environments.

To learn more about Mentor’s Questa inFact tool, visit Mentor at booth #2621 or the Verification Academy at booth #1622 during this week’s Design Automation Conference in San Francisco’s Moscone Center June 25th – 28th.

To keep up-to-date of PSS related news, join the new Portable Test and Stimulus LinkedIn Group.