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Virtio Corporation

Virtual prototype platforms for a number of architechtures


Tools based on a proprietary ‘visual language’ that blends a graphical notation with C and C++ language syntax. Included a high-level simulation environment, a C-based graphical language, code generators for C/C++ and Verilog, and processor models that run up to 25 Mips at the highest level of abstraction.


Acquired by Synopsys in in 2006 for $9.1M.

  • Founded by: Shay Ben-Chorin in 1999
  • HQ: Campbell, CA, USA
  • Known for: virtual prototype,
  • Other names: Silicon Magic
  • Type: Company