0 of the PowerPro Platform improves turnaround time by 2X and includes new usability features such as advanced reset-logic insertion, bottom-up flow support, a stronger sequential analysis engine for PowerPro MG (Memory Gating), and the ability to read the Fast Signal Database (FSDB), which eliminates the need for large Value Change Dump
CoFluent Studio provides a specific instrumentation interface to generate the activity of platform components into Value Change Dump
format (VCD) that Aceplorer can interpret and run on the power model.
Support for the industry-standard Value Change Dump
(VCD) format ensures compatibility with many third-party tools, while planned support for Novas' widely-used Fast Signal Database (FSDB) format will provide optimal integration with the Novas Siloti(TM) and Verdi(TM) products.
It features a simplified user interface and command-line operation, and supports industry-standard EDA input formats, including Standard Test Interface Language (STIL), Waveform Generation Language (WGL), Value Change Dump
(VCD), Extended VCD (EVCD) and Core Test Language (CTL).
A vendor-independent API allows access of proprietary waveform file formats for higher performance and obsoletes the disk-consuming ASCII Value Change Dump
Hammer 100 now offers an advanced debug facility in concurrent, parallel and progressive waveform conversion to industry standard formats such as fast signal database (FSDB), value change dump
(VCD), or VCD post-processing data (VPD).
Acronyms API: Application Programming Interface ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange ASIC: Application-Specific Integrated Circuit ATPG: Automatic Test Pattern Generation BIST: Built-in Self-Test DFT: Design-for Test DFD: Design for Debug / Diagnosis FSDB: Fast Signal Database SOC: System-on-Chip VCD: Value Change Dump
The company also announced that the latest release of VN-Property DX supports the industry-standard Accellera Sugar property language and reads simulation logs in the popular Vector Change Dump
(VCD) and open Fast Signal Database (FSDB) formats, for even easier integration into existing verification and debug flows.
To dynamically characterize voltage drop, Power Grid Designer uses a Verilog simulator's vector change dump
(VCD) format to factor in all transitions for the timing window under evaluation.
These are smaller than Value Change Dump
(VCD) files and require less simulator overhead.
HDL: Hardware Description Language IC: Integrated Circuit SDF: Standard Delay Format VCD: Value Change Dump
Acronyms: ASIC: Application Specific Integrated Circuit ATPG: Automatic Test Pattern Generator BIST: Built-in-Self-Test HDL: Hardware Description Language IC: Integrated Circuit RAM: Random Access Memory ROI: Return-on-Investment SDF: Standard Delay Format TDL: Test Data Language VCD: Verilog Change Dump
(file) WGL: Waveform Generation Language