Cadence Bluetooth 5 Verification IP available

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced the immediate availability of its Cadence Verification IP (VIP) for Bluetooth 5, the industry´s first VIP for the latest version of Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth 5 increases data broadcasting capacity by 800%, 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 TripleCheckâ„¢ productivity tool for Bluetooth 5. For more information on Cadence´s VIP portfolio for Bluetooth, visit

The new Cadence VIP for Bluetooth 5 offers the industry´s first 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 Patrick Connolly, principal analyst at ABI Research, more than 371m 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.

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.

Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today´s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry.