New Product Press Release, October 30, 2009
Gates-on-the-Fly Netlist Editor adds Waveform Viewer Interoperability
SynaptiCAD's Gates-on-the-Fly (GOF), a
Verilog netlist editor and incremental schematic viewer,
has added schematic back annotation and waveform viewer
cross-probing. Using one of SynaptiCAD's waveform viewers,
you can view waveforms from a simulation (e.g. a VCD file)
or a logic analyzer and show specific logic states
annotated on GOF schematic windows. The schematic and the
waveform displays are linked so that you can quickly
control the simulation time that is displayed from either
the schematic or the waveform windows.
Cross-Probing and Schematic Back Annotation
Once a Verilog netlist is loaded into the
Gates-on-the-Fly editor, you can select and view partial
sections of the netlist as a GofTrace schematic window.
Then, when a waveform file has been loaded into
SynaptiCAD's waveform viewer, GOF supports several methods
of controlling what waveforms are shown in the waveform
window from a schematic window.
Logic states at a specific simulation time
can be sent and displayed on the active schematic window
by right clicking in the timeline of the waveform viewer.
New buttons in GOF also allow moving backwards and
forwards in time to the next or previous logic change on
the nets shown in the schematic or jumping directly to a
SynaptiCAD's Waveform Viewer
Several of SynaptiCAD's products (Timing
Diagram Pro, WaveFormer Pro, BugHunter Pro, and VeriLogger
Extreme) support GOF schematic annotation. If you do not own
one of these products, you can download SynaptiCAD's free
WaveViewer software which also supports GOF schematic
Gates-on-the-Fly (GOF) graphically analyzes and edits
large Verilog netlists that have been generated from a
synthesis or layout tool. Netlists sometimes require
changes to either meet timing closure specifications,
fix functional logic bugs, or to repartition a design.
Using GOF, you can easily find and view specific logic
cones in your design on a schematic to visualize just
the paths you need to see without unnecessary clutter.
GOF also simplifies mapping from RTL level constructs
to their gate-level equivalents, so that you can
pinpoint the locations where changes need to be made.
GOF's ECO mode supports both graphical and
script-based editing features for tracking ECO
changes. Metal-only ECO operations are also supported
with an automatic spare gates flow.
Pricing and Availability
Gates-on-the-Fly is available on Windows
and Linux. A perpetual license sells for $5000 on Windows
(special introductory pricing is available for the next 90
days). Leasing options are also available.
For more information, contact SynaptiCAD at phone
(540)953-3390, fax (540)953-3078, email:
[email protected], web www.syncad.com
For any questions concerning this press
release please contact Donna Mitchell at 540-953-3390 or
email at [email protected]. High-resolution images can be
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