PARIS EDA vendor Mentor Graphics Corp. claimed that its ReqTracer tool simplifies and automates requirements traceability from specification of the hardware specification through HDL coding, implementation and validation.
In the product datasheet, Mentor indicated that ReqTracer aims to facilitate the deployment of a requirements management process while allowing the project teams to focus on their implementation and verification work.
Mentor explained that ReqTracer links, manages and tracks hardware requirements from multiple sources throughout the design process, provides documentation and report at any stage, and manages the impact of requirement changes.
Eventually, Mentor said it has demonstrated "a better control and predictability of design schedules and improved overall product quality."
The ReqTracer tool, Mentor noted, is architected to support a broad range of electronic design projects, ranging from ESL design, to electronic hardware design to software design.
It meets safety-critical needs and supports DO-254 compliance, Mentor concluded.