Cadence Design Systems made two announcements today. First, the company developed new in-circuit acceleration based on the Incisive and Palladium XP platforms for their System Development Suite. Cadence’s second announcement involved extensions to the Verification IP Catalog for acceleration and emulation that enable engineers to go beyond simulation to speed verification of large-scale SoCs, sub-systems and systems.
SynaptiCAD rolled out the latest version of BugHunter Pro, which is a VHDL and Verilog testbench generation and debugging tool. The updated version of BugHunter Pro supports 64-bit versions of Mentor Graphics ModelSim and Cadence Incisive simulators. A node-locked license for BugHunter sells for $2500 on Windows. Floating licenses sell for $5000 on Windows and $6000 on Unix. A node locked copy of the WaveFormer/BugHunter product bundle sells for $4000 on Windows.
Cadence Design Systems introduced a comprehensive low-power design flow for engineers targeting the 65-nanometer process at Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC). Based on the Cadence Low-Power Solution, the flow enables faster design of leading-edge, low-power semiconductors using a single, comprehensive design platform. The SMIC-Cadence Reference Flow 4.0 addresses the need for power-efficient design innovation with an advanced, automated low-power design capability.