SynaptiCAD rolled out a new version of their V2V translator software. The SynaptiCAD V2V tools translate between VHDL and Verilog source code that supports Verilog 2001 code constructs. SynaptiCAD also announced that their BugHunter Pro can now be used as a graphical debugging environment for translating and testing the new models.
The SynaptiCAD core translators include support for Verilog 2001 style port and signal declarations. The V2V tools now also supports the Verilog 2001 signed keyword. In addition, the tool is now able to translate code automatically in several cases that previously required manually pre-editing for a successful translation.
The V2V translator tools are available on Windows and Linux. The software can be licensed on either a permanent or leased basis, and both floating and node-locked versions are available.
SynaptiCAD’s optional graphical debugging front-end is based on its BugHunter Pro HDL Debugger tool. With BugHunter, designers can launch the translators via point-and-click mouse operations, set options to the translators via a dialog window, and double click on errors and warnings generated during translation to launch a text editor and make changes at the problematic lines in the source code. This speeds up the translation design flow.
BugHunter can also launch VHDL and Verilog simulators on both the original and the translated code, dramatically speeding up the process of verifying and modifying the translated code. The environment allows users to create language independent test benches that simplify verifying that the translated code matches the functionality of the original code. BugHunter also supports full single-step debugging, waveform capture, and variable inspection with the following simulators: SynaptiCAD’s VeriLogger Extreme, Cadence’s Incisive, Synopsys’ VCS, Mentor Graphic’s ModelSim, and Aldec’s ActiveHDL.
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