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Questa Verification IP for NVM Express

Automated solutions that target NVMe and PCIe® verification challenges.

Questa Verification IP for NVMe is a comprehensive solution for exhaustive verification of PCIe-based IP and SoC products. It provides the flexibility to create and cover all possible verification scenarios. Questa VIP for NVMe includes ready-to-use verification components and exhaustive stimuli to increase productivity and accelerate verification signoff.


  • Architected for ease-of-use and consistency across all protocols

  • Comprehensive stimulus and standard-based test suites

  • Exhaustive protocol coverage and protocol checks

  • UVM based testbench with ready- to use components like monitors, loggers, and scoreboards

  • Intuitive debug with transaction viewing and tracker files at various levels


  • Latest specification features for host and controller

  • Built-in analysis components

    • Protocol checkers

    • Transaction loggers

    • Functional coverage

    • Performance statistics

  • Protocol checkers

  • Feature-wise extensive stimulus

  • Constraint-randomized stimulus with support for error injection

Supported specifications

  • NVM Express™ revision 1.4

  • PCI Express® base specification

  • Revision 4.0, Version 0.7

  • AMBA® AXI and ACE protocol specification (ARM® IHI0022E)

  • UNH-IOL NVMe testing service, test plan for NVMe conformance, version 10.0