Monday, November 16, 2009

SynaptiCAD To Give Away Free Simulator Licences

SynaptiCAD will be giving away free six-month licences for its Verilogger Extreme compiled-code Verilog 2001 simulator for a limited time. Verilogger Extreme is claimed to reduce simulation debug time. Free licences will be available for both Linux and Windows versions of the simulator. The company's Verilogger Extreme is being distributed without any code, making it run more than 10 times faster than the other simulators on larger simulation runs.

In the near future, SynaptiCAD plans to release a version of Verilogger with full PLI support (currently in beta), as well as support for new Verilog 2005 features such as the encryption/decryption of IP models. This update will also be available free of charge to all customers who take advantage of the free six-month licence offer available now.

In the longer term, the company is developing a single-kernel, mixed-language version of the simulator that supports VHDL as well as Verilog. Verilogger Extreme is available on Linux, Solaris and Microsoft Windows. A perpetual licence sells for USD4,000 (GBP2,414) on Windows. Leasing options are also available, as well as a free, design-size limited version for student and classroom usage.

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