SynaptiCAD Press Release, June 2005
SynaptiCAD Products Now Available for Linux
BLACKSBURG, Va., June 3 -- SynaptiCAD has recently ported it's entire line of digital
design tools to the Linux operating system. All the tools share a common platform-independent graphical
interface that provides users with the ability to easily move from one OS to another and share their
work across different platforms. SynaptiCAD offers timing diagram editors, HDL simulators and test bench
User Demand a Key Development Motivator
User demand was the key motivator for SynaptiCAD to port it's products to the Unix platform. According
to Dan Notestein, president of SynaptiCAD, "The speed of Linux on relatively low-cost x86 based
hardware and the increasing availability of high quality EDA software has made it an attractive environment
for digital design. For some time we have had our console-based simulation tools available on Linux
since these were relatively easy to port, but the increasing demand for our GUI-based products, especially
our timing diagram editing products, made it a logical next step to port these products as well."
SynaptiCAD tools are now supported on all desktop versions of Windows, Solaris, and RedHat Linux 7.2,
8, and 9 for the i386 platform. Updated HPUX 11 support is slated for 3rd quarter of 2005.
SynaptiCAD Techology Available for Linux
With this release SynaptiCAD brings the following products onto the Linux platform:
- TestBencher Pro: a graphical test bench generator that significantly
reduces the time required to create and maintain test benches.
- VeriLogger Pro: Verilog simulator using the BugHunter Pro
interface for debugging.
- BugHunter Pro: an interactive graphical debugging environment
for VHDL and Verilog simulators.
- DataSheet Pro: a timing diagram editing environment for creating
professional data books and documentation.
- WaveFormer Pro: includes a waveform translator that can convert
data between logic analyzers, pattern generators, and simulators.
- Timing Diagrammer Pro: a timing diagram editor with includes
min/max timing analysis with delays, setups, and holds.
In addition to these products, SynaptiCAD provides several optional software modules
that can be added on to these products, such as the GigaWave feature for handling gigabyte size waveform
files and the Waveform Comparison feature for comparing waveforms from logic analyzers and simulators
for regression testing.
SynaptiCAD develops design tools that help engineers think critically about their designs and offers
a complete line of VHDL and Verilog model generation, simulation, and timing diagram visualization tools.
SynaptiCAD is headquartered at 520 Prices Fork Rd #C4, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Telephone 540-953-3390.
CONTACT: Donna Mitchell of SynaptiCAD, +1-540-953-3390, or
Web site: http://www.syncad.com/