Mountain View, Calif.--Nov. 24, 1997--Verisity Design Inc. (Mountain View)announced that it has broadened simulation support for itsSpecman high-level verification automation (HLVA) solution with theaddition of several new interfaces to leading commercial hardwaredescription language (HDL) simulators. The interfaces enable Specman usersto seamlessly bridge functional verification environments while preservingtheir investment in verification intellectual property (IP). With Specman,engineers can use the same powerful chip or system design verificationenvironment for event-driven (interpreted and compiled) and cycle-basedVerilog or VHDL simulation.
Using Specman's tight integration with simulation environments, engineers can save the time and effort typically spent rewriting simulatorinterfaces or test programs every time they move to a new simulator versionor shift to a different simulator type. The interface support for eachsimulator is built into Specman, which allows designers to focus theirefforts on improving design and specification analysis.
In addition to current support for Cadence's Verilog-XL and Viewlogic's VCS, Specman now includes interfaces with Synopsys's VSS,Cadence's NC-Verilog (available in the first quarter of 1998) and Leapfrog, Quickturn'sSpeedSim 3, and Mentor's MTI V-System and QuickHDL simulators. Verisitymaintains close relationships with the top simulation vendors through theirthird-party tool integration programs to ensure that specifications,models, and test generators developed in Specman can be targeted to runwith the user's simulator of choice.
Verisity's new simulator interface options to Specman are available now running on Unix workstations starting at $5,000 U.S. list.
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