Product Update Press Release, May 25, 2010

Timing Diagram Editors offer Editable Analog Equations

SynaptiCAD has released version 15 of its family of Timing Diagram Editors and test bench generators. The major enhancement in the new version is the ability to create blocks of editable analog waveforms using simple Python-based equations. The tool also includes a number of built-in equations to create common analog patterns such as ramps, sine waves, and capacitive charge/discharge curves. The resulting waveforms can then be exported to many simulation environments including Verilog, VHDL, and SPICE simulators.

Timing diagram editor with Analog Signals made from editable Waveform Block Equations

Autosave Recovery and Improvements to Waveform Viewing

Other new features include an autosave feature to recover diagrams in case of a system failure, tool tips that show extended information when the mouse hovers over an object, and the ability to support non-English fonts in text and object names. Tool-tips now show the member signal names when hovering over a group bus and signal state values when hovering over transitions.

Timing Diagrammer Pro, WaveFormer Pro, & DataSheet Pro

SynaptiCAD offers the timing diagram editors in three different feature configurations to meet the varying needs of system designers, hardware designers, and technical documentation creators:

  • Timing Diagrammer Pro is a timing diagram editor with full timing analysis features and supports both digital and analog waveforms.
  • WaveFormer Pro adds simulated signal support to make drawing timing diagrams faster and more accurate. It also can import and export to many formats including VHDL, Verilog, SPICE, logic analyzers, and pattern generators for hardware design verification.
  • DataSheet Pro includes all WaveFormer features and adds support for managing large numbers of timing diagrams including multiple timing diagram windows, multiple print views, and style sheets for uniform appearance.


WaveFormer Pro, Timing Diagrammer Pro, and DataSheet Pro are available on Linux, Solaris, and Windows. Perpetual licenses start as low as $1,725 in a node-locked configuration. Time-based licenses are also available. WaveViewer is a free waveform viewer capable of displaying results of analog and digital simulations as well as waveforms acquired from test equipment. The GigaWave option can be added to any of the products to boost the performance for very large files. All products are available for trial download at

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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 downloaded directly from SynaptiCAD's web site at