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WaveFormer Pro and Mentor Graphics

SynaptiCAD's WaveFormer Pro has the ability to generate stimulus vectors for OrCADExpress VHDL and SPICE simulators. WaveFormer Pro lets you specify and analyze timing diagrams early in the design cycle, then take that same work and use it as stimulus for circuit simulation. With WaveFormer, users create timing diagrams by drawing signals, clocks, and buses, and by simulating Boolean and register logic signals. Graphical timing parameters like delays, setups, and holds actively move and monitor signal transitions.

Import & Export Waveforms

WaveFormer Pro supports waveform input from a variety of sources including: drawing waveforms graphically in the timing diagram editor, numerical input from a spreadsheet, waveforms captured by logic analyzers, and simulator output generated by OrCADExpress simulators. All WaveFormer waveforms can be exported as stimulus vectors for HDL simulators.

VHDL & Verilog Support

SynaptiCAD provides two levels of VHDL and Verilog test bench generation. WaveFormer Pro produces single timing diagram stimulus generation, which is perfect for testing small designs and models. Additionally, WaveFormer's big brother TestBencher Pro generates multi-diagram, self-testing, reactive test benches. TestBencher Pro is perfect for building bus-functional models of microprocessor and bus interfaces.

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The WaveFormer Pro Advantage: No VHDL Experience Required

The combination of OrCAD Express and WaveFormer Pro provides the user with a complete model and test bench generation enviroment. With OrCAD Express users can generate VHDL models directly from schematics. Then with WaveFormer, users can draw the stimulus vectors needed to simulate the OrCAD models and automatically export them to VHDL. Together these products provide the full power of VHDL without any of the hassle.