SynaptiCAD & Si2 - The future of on-line databooks

SynaptiCAD's free TDML Viewer
provides viewing, editing, and what-if timing analysis for ECIX TDML timing diagrams and data.

Diagram Window
Supports delays, setups, holds, Boolean equations, temporal equations, 7 graphical states, clocks with formulas, text comments, rich text support, active low signal names with overbars, and more.

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Parameter Table
Supports comments and separate formulas for min and max.

Professional Version Includes:
- OLE editing for data book design
- EPS, FrameMaker, and Word image generation
- VHDL, Verilog, & SPICE stimulus generation - Interactive HDL simulation

Imagine ...
- Getting the latest design information from data sheets customized just for you.
- Finding components through a parameter search over multiple
      vendor databases.
- Importing timing information directly into your ED tools.
- All the extra shelf space you'll have when all the data books are gone! 

Si2 participants

The Scoop
The eleven companies on the left all have one thing in common: they participate in the Si2 Electronic Component Information Exchange (ECIX) program. The goal of the program is to develop a standard for the creation, exchange, and use of component data in electronic form. The resulting standard will allow a seamless flow of component information from semiconductor suppliers to end customers.

“This is great news for both information suppliers and end-users,” stated Jeff Barton, manager of the ECIX Pilot Program and Texas Instruments representative to the ECIX project. “Each of the ECIX project members uses waveform tools and now we'll be able to include interactive electronic versions of timing diagrams when we deliver our product information electronically. This is much more useful to end-users and designers who incorporate our parts into their products.”

Dan Notestein, president of SynaptiCAD, agrees: “This standard vastly simplifies the process of obtaining and analyzing component timing diagram information. Suppose a designer is viewing a component data sheet on a vendor's web page. By simply double clicking on the timing information he automatically launches WaveFormer Pro with his selection. He now has WaveFormer's full functionality to analyze the new component and integrate it into the rest of his design. Professional versions of WaveFormer can generate HDL models and stimulus vectors for VHDL, Verilog, SPICE and gate level simulators.” Read the TDML article featured in ECN Magazine