Fishers, N.Y.--July 27, 1998--Xynetix Design Systems, Inc. (Fishers) unveiled EDAvalidator 2.0, the EDA industry's first automated systems design validation product. Alleviating data consistency problems between engineering, design and manufacturing, EDAvalidator offers a breakthrough for design teams that find data inconsistency leads to substantial costs and time to market delays.
EDAvalidator is an intelligent system which detects, documents, and corrects database inconsistencies created by the use of multiple software tools and engineering changes. Design data from schematics, printed circuit board layouts, and bill of materials databases from multiple EDA tools can be automatically or interactively compared.
EDAvalidator operates in conjunction with EDA tools from a range of suppliers including Mentor Graphics, Cadence, Pads, Viewlogic, Veribest, and Zuken-Redac. A full compliment of bill of materials formats can also be handled by the system. For example, EDAvalidator gives users the ability to compare the data in a Viewlogic schematic to board data in a Mentor Graphics format. In this way, customers can identify and resolve issues that crop up every day as designs move between tools, go through engineering changes, or are modified by geographically remote design team members.
The software has been built from the ground up to facilitate rapid deployment. Working closely with customers, Xynetix completely re-architected the software with the end user in mind. Using Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), EDAvalidator has a familiar Windows look and feel, expanded intertool communications, and enhanced inference engines. It can be used interactively or in the background as an automated part of the design process EDAvalidator includes clear visual guides for interactive use and concise reports when used in a batch process. It is a complement to product data management (PDM) systems, which track the history of a file but cannot identify what changes have been made.
EDAvalidator is immediately available and supported on both Unix and Windows NT platforms. The software is available in a range of configurations with an average first seat sales price of $40,000.
Xynetix Design Systems, Inc.
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