Cupertino, Calif.--Aug. 25, 1997--Ikos Systems Inc. (Cupertino, Calif.) announced the release of its upgraded Voyager VHDL simulation solution, Voyager 2.5. The new 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 currently working with providers of test bench generation tools, graphical users interaces, and power estimation tools.
The FPI hierarchy contained in Voyager 2.5 provides full coverage of the elaborated 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 richer and 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 simulation environment. Typically, this mixed-level solution will yield up to a 100x performance boost over conventional software-based simulators. Voyager provides high performance simulation of large submicron designs by distributing the simulation load across a cluster of custom simulation engines. The Voyager software automatically partitions these large 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; Voyager CS, a mixed-level software simulator; and Voyager CSX, a mixed-level software simulator with seamless integration to NSIM, Ikos' second-generation hardware accelerator.
19050 Pruneridge Ave.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Return to Headlines