Cupertino, Calif.--Aug. 25, 1997--Ikos Systems Inc. (Cupertino, Calif.) announced the release of its upgraded Voyager VHDL simulation solution, Voyager 2.5.
The release provides interoperability and flexibility through support for the Foreign Procedural Interface (FPI) which Ikos has proposed to a new working group forming under the IEEE Standards Committee. FPI eases the integration of add-on solutions into the customers' design flow, and the company is working with providers of test bench generation tools, graphical users interfaces, and power estimation tools.
The FPI hierarchy contained in Voyager 2.5 provides full coverage of the design by allowing users to craft custom solutions that extend the functionality of their verification environment. By providing object-oriented access to the Voyager simulator through "C", a more flexible environment for third-party tools is provided.
The Voyager VHDL simulation software is used in conjunction with the NSIM hardware accelerator to provide a high performance mixed-level VHDL simulator environment. This mixed-level solution will yield up to a 100 times performance boost over conventional software-based simulators. Voyager provides simulation of large submicron designs by distributing the simulation load across a cluster of custom simulation engines. The Voyager software automatically partitions these designs and balances the simulation load across an array of custom simulation processors contained in NSIM.
The Voyager Series of VHDL simulation products includes Voyager VS, a VHDL software simulator; Voyage CS, a mixed-level software simulator; and Voyager CSX, a mixed-level software simulator with seamless integration to NSIM, Ikos' second-generation hardware accelerator.
Voyager VS sells for $9,500; Voyager CS sells for $22,000; Voyager CSX sells for $27,000. All prices are United States list prices.
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