WASHINGTON Seeking to take advantage of what it calls the "inevitable product phase-out" of Axis simulation accelerators when Cadence Design Systems Inc. completes its planned acquisition of Verisity Ltd., Axis competitor Tharas Systems Inc. is offering a replacement program.
But representatives of both Cadence and Verisity say no such phase-out is planned, and that Cadence will continue to support customers using current Verisity products.
Tharas (Santa Clara, Calif.) said its replacement program, dubbed T-SWAP (Tharas Switch from Axis Products), responds to concerns about the fate of the SpeXtreme/Axis product family once Cadence completes its acquisition of Verisity.
The replacement program would allow users of the SpeXtreme/Axis products to replace them with a custom processor-based Hammer 100 system from Tharas. The system would be provided for free in exchange for a one-year maintenance contract with Tharas.
In a statement, Cadence and Verisity representatives said that Verisity Axis and Cadence Quickturn hardware-assisted verification products are complementary. "Cadence is the recognized technology leader in in-circuit emulation while Verisity's offering is the recognized technology leader in hardware acceleration," the statement said.
Tharas claims its Hammer product delivers compile times in excess of 50 million register-transfer level gates per hour.