EDA major product upgrade press release December 15, 1999
WaveFormer Pro supports Analog Signals and Waveform Comparison
BLACKSBURG, VA, December 15, 1999 -- SynaptiCAD Inc., the design technology leader for timing diagram
editing and test bench generation, today announced the release of WaveFormer Pro v6.5 which provides
designers with an integrated environment for developing digital and analog timing diagrams. WaveFormer
Pro v6.5 can import analog data from SPICE simulations, Mathematica, and MATLAB. Signals can be displayed
as analog waveforms or as the digital bus equivalents using an internal ADC algorithm. Analog signals
can also be created directly inside WaveFormer with its built-in waveform equation functions or by converting
digital bus signals into analog signals. Each analog signal can be customized for signal height to scale
the waveform for easy analysis. Analog waveforms can also be converted into SPICE piecewise-linear voltage
sources using the same technology WaveFormer employs to convert digital waveforms into SPICE stimulus.
WaveFormer Pro v 6.5 also has enhanced its hardware verification features with the addition of automated
waveform comparison. Waveform comparison enables designers to rapidly verify prototype hardware against
their design simulations. Comparisons can be made between sets of waveforms from differing simulation
runs or from data captured by logic analyzers. Differences are displayed graphically in the waveform
window and in a time-ordered tabular report window. Comparisons can be performed on an edge-by-edge
basis to detect any differences or on clock edges to eliminate glitch reports. Comparisons can even
be performed between sets of waveforms operating at differing clock speeds using the new waveform time
scaling and offset functions.
WaveFormer Pro v6.5 is available now for Windows 95/98/NT ($1950), and SunOS/Solaris/HPUX($2500). For
more information contact SynaptiCAD at phone (540)953-3390, fax(540)953-3078, email:
Sales Office, web site: www.syncad.com.
Note: Please contact Donna Mitchell at (540) 953-3390 for questions concerning this press release.