SynaptiCAD rolled out a new version of their WaveFormer Pro tool. WaveFormer Pro is a tool for analyzing timing diagrams and translating digital and analog waveforms between simulators and test equipment. The latest version of the tool supports importing and exporting digital and analog waveforms to the latest Agilent and Tektronix logic analyzers and mixed-signal oscilloscopes.
SynaptiCAD has released new versions of their timing diagram editing tools that can create and edit Synopsys Design Constraint (SDC) files using data from timing diagrams. This capability makes creation of SDC files quicker and less error prone and also gives designers the ability to visualize the timing constraints.
SynaptiCAD introduced SimSwapper, which is a simulator swapper and command line options translator tool. The EDA tool enables engineers to re-use simulation regression scripts with simulators from multiple EDA vendors. SimSwapper reduces the burden of swapping between simulators from different EDA vendors. A one-year license for SimSwapper with SystemVerilog support is regularly priced at $500. However, for a limited time, the tool can be purchased for a promotional price of $350. SimSwapper is available on Windows and Linux platforms.
SynaptiCAD rolled out a new version of their Verilog2VHDL tool. The SynaptiCAD V2V tools translate bidirectionally between Verilog and VHDL source code. The translators are are ideal for converting behavioral and/or RTL-level code to a preferred design language. The V2V translation software is available on Windows and Linux. The SynaptiCAD software can be licensed on either a permanent or leased basis, and both floating and node-locked versions are available.
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 BugHunter graphical test bench generator and HDL debugger now supports SystemC and C++. Standalone SystemC and mixed SystemC/Verilog/VHDL simulations can be compiled and debugged under the BugHunter GUI. A node-locked license for BugHunter sells for $2500 on Windows. Floating licenses sell for $5000 on Windows and $6000 on Unix.
SynaptiCAD rolled out a new verion of TestBencher Pro, which is a VHDL and Verilog system-level testbench generation software. The tool simplifies the process of creating and applying random bus transactions to RTL and gate-level models. The latest version of TestBencher Pro simplifies the creation of testbenches that reside in a different compiled library from the design being tested.
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.
SynaptiCAD recently published a white paper that describes how their updated Gates-on-the-Fly (GOF) was used to find and fix failures identified by Cadence’s Conformal tool. SynaptiCAD’s Verilog netlist editor was updated to support easy correction of logic equivalence failures introduced during modifications to post-synthesis netlists, using equivalence check reports from either Cadence’s Conformal LEC or Synopsys’s Formality. Gates-on-the-Fly graphically analyzes and edits large Verilog netlists that have been generated from a synthesis or layout tool.
SynaptiCAD rolled out version 15 of WaveFormer Pro, Timing Diagrammer Pro, and DataSheet Pro. The Timing Diagram Editors and test bench generators are available on Linux, Solaris, and Windows. Perpetual licenses start at $1,725 in a node-locked configuration. Time-based licenses are also available. WaveViewer is a free waveform viewer capable of displaying results of analog and digital simulations, and waveforms acquired from test equipment. The GigaWave option can be added to any of the products to boost the performance for very large files.