QuickLogic Corporation and Aldec, Inc. announced that QuickLogic is integrating Aldec's Active-HDLTM Lite verification environment into its QuickWorks
QuickLogic and Aldec have partnered to provide seamless integration of a Lite version of Aldec's Active-HDL 6.2 simulation software into QuickWorks V9.6 design software. The Active-HDL software includes complete support for all of QuickLogic's device families including the mWatt FPGA Eclipse II family of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), the QuickMIPS Programmable SoC, and the QuickPCI programmable PCI controller family.
"With Aldec's verification expertise, Active-HDL is an ideal addition to our QuickWorks development software," said Brian Faith, Director of Logic Products. "Along with other components such as Synplicity's Synplify Lite, Active-HDL Lite will be an essential tool for designers needing to simulate higher performance designs while continuing to minimize power consumption."
About Active-HDL Lite
Active-HDLTM Lite delivers quality and ease of use for engineers working with programmable logic designs. It is a single, integrated, and reliable design environment and cuts the time-to-market. The Active-HDL Lite simulator integrated by QuickLogic offers advanced features including a state machine editor, block diagram editor, design flow manager, scripting capability, and a C-Synthesis Interface for Handel-C along with other features found in the Lite version of the simulator. A description of the full version of Active-HDL can be found at
The Active-HDL Simulator has complete simulation support for IEEE 1076-87/93 VHDL, IEEE 1076.4-2000 standard for VITAL, IEEE 1364-1995 Verilog with Verilog 2001 extension and EDIF Simulation.
"At Aldec we realize that low power is a huge issue for designers. The QuickWorks bundle from QuickLogic provides a highly integrated, seamless flow for low power designers to dive right in," said David Rinehart, Director of Marketing at Aldec.
Pricing and Availability
QuickLogic's V9.6 version of QuickWorks is available today at U.S. $995 per seat for a Term Based License. QuickWorks includes Aldec's Active-HDL Lite (VHDL or Verilog), Synplicity Synplify Lite and QuickWorks place and route that supports all Quicklogic devices. Designers can download an evaluation version of the complete tool for no cost at: