Liga Systems, Inc. recently launched NitroSIM. Powered by the VLIW coprocessor optimized for digital logic simulation, NitroSIM v1.0 compiles gate-level netlists to accelerate digital logic simulation by 10 times, and provides full visibility, and 4-state accuracy. The patent-pending product provides over 300 million gate simulation capacity in a single PCI card with a software simulator price tag. NitroSIM v1.0 is available initially in North America and the US list price is $50,000. Time-based-licensing (TBL) pricing is also available.
NitroSIM v1.0 Features
- Accelerates functional Verilog simulation by 10x or more
- 4-state and 2-state simulation
- Full debug visibility (VCD, FSDB)
- 300 Million logic gate capacity on a single card
- Verilog IEEE 1364-2001 compliant
- Interoperable with leading industry simulators
- Support OVL Verilog Assertions
- Hierarchical compilation
- PLI-compliant interface
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
- SUSE Linux Enterprise
- 2.6 OS Kernel (32-bit / 64-bit)
NitroSIM enables scalability of simulation to unequaled capacity levels in a low-cost solution while maintaining simulation use-models and debug methods. NitroSIM v1.0 accelerates software simulation by concurrent instruction execution on a general-purpose CPU and a grid of VLIW processors supported by an ultra-high bandwidth memory architecture. NitroSIM supports Verilog IEEE 1364-2001 in 4-state and 2-state simulation modes. Its simulator-like pricing makes it ideal for use by engineers and development teams functionally verifying integrated circuits. NitroSIM provides full debug visibility; generating VCD and FSDB waveform file formats. It is available for 32 and 64-bit computers running SUSE Linux Enterprise and Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems.
More info: Liga Systems