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Simutech Corporation

Special purpose hardware for functional verification


Rave consisted of a cabinet filled with up to 31 CoreBoards, each of which modeled one IP block using an FPGA or a bonded-out core. CoreBoards were linked through time-domain multiplexing over the RAVE backplane. It was the backplane that made their system unique in that the protocol emulated by the backplane used a broadcast mechanism rather than point to point interconnect.

  • Founded by: James B. Morris in 1995
  • HQ: Vancouver, WA, USA
  • Known for: simulation acceleration, emulation
  • Other names: Simutech LLC
  • Type: Company


  • Simutech Corporation went out of business in 2001. Company assets were acquired by VCs and given to RaveSim.
  • Type: Company