Press Release for Product Upgrade: September 15, 2008
V2V Translators get Verilog 2001 Support and Graphical Debugger
SynaptiCAD has released a new version of
it's V2V tools for translating between VHDL and Verilog
source code that supports Verilog 2001 code constructs.
Also, SynaptiCAD's BugHunter Pro can now be used as a
graphical debugging environment for translating and
testing the new models.
Translation support for Verilog 2001
New features in the core translators
include support for Verilog 2001 style "port" and "signal"
declarations, plus support for the Verilog 2001 "signed"
keyword. The tool is also now able to translate code
automatically in several cases that previously required
manually pre-editing for a successful translation.
Graphical Debugging Support
The typical translation design flow
involves an iterative cycle where the user must make some
manual changes to either the original or the generated
code. To speed up this flow, SynaptiCAD has introduced an
optional graphical debugging front-end based on its
BugHunter Pro HDL Debugger tool. With BugHunter, users can
launch the translators via point-and-click mouse
operations, set options to the translators via a dialog
window, and double click on errors and warnings generated
during translation to launch a text editor and make
changes at the problematic lines in the source code.
BugHunter can also launch VHDL and
Verilog simulators on both the original and the translated
code, dramatically speeding up the process of verifying
and modifying the translated code. The environment allows
users to create language independent test benches that
simplify verifying that the translated code matches the
functionality of the original code. BugHunter also
supports full single-step debugging, waveform capture, and
variable inspection with the following simulators:
SynaptiCAD's VeriLogger Extreme, Cadence's Incisive,
Synopsys' VCS, Mentor Graphic's ModelSim, and Aldec's
Pricing and Availability
The V2V translator software is available
on Windows and Linux. The software can be licensed on
either a permanent or leased basis, and both floating and
node-locked versions are available. For more information,
contact SynaptiCAD at phone
(540)953-3390, fax (540)953-3078, email: [email protected],
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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