FINTRONIC'S SUPER FINSIM VERILOG SIMULATOR
ACCELERATED THROUGH TIGHT INTEGRATION WITH NOVAS DEBUSSY DEBUG SYSTEM
High Performance Integration
Bypasses PLI Bottlenecks
FOSTER CITY, Calif.-- July 18, 2003--Fintronic USA, Inc., a leading
provider of high-performance Verilog simulators announced the release
of an API-based interface between Super FinSim? and the Debussy? Debug
System from Novas Software, Inc. The new interface provides more
effective tool interoperability and simulation performance than the
previous PLI-based mechanism.
Dr. Alec Stanculescu, CEO and president of Fintronic USA, Inc., stated,
"The custom built API-based interface accelerates performance and
enables functionality previously impossible to implement with a
PLI-based interface. This new interface between Super FinSim and
Debussy will provide our joint customers with a more effective solution
for Verilog design verification."
"We are delighted by the improved integration of Fintronic's
high-performance Verilog simulator with Debussy, which we expect to
yield significant productivity improvements for our mutual customers,"
said George Bakewell, director of technical marketing for
Novas. "Novas' knowledge-based architecture with its open APIs and
common data model allows designers to use the tools they want, while
also maintaining the highest level of interoperability and
productivity throughout chip debug and verification operations."
About Super FinSim
Super FinSim is a high performance, robust Verilog simulator,
compatible with tools from all the main suppliers in the Verilog
simulation market. Super FinSim makes continuous progress toward
support for Verilog 2001, with numerous features already supported, as
listed on www.fintronic.com.
Super FinSim's low memory requirement, high performance save and
restart, proprietary swapping mechanism, compact results format, and
support for separate compilation, make it ideal for use in large
With over 3,500 licenses sold to over 400 different entities, including
Intel, Motorola, Lucent, Transmeta, Mindspeed, Toshiba, Toyota, NTT,
STARC, Matsushita, the FinSim family of Verilog simulators helped the
design of many tens of chips since its first
presence on the market, in 1993.
About Fintronic USA
Fintronic USA, Inc. (www.fintronic.com) is a technology leader in
high-performance Verilog Simulation. The company is committed to
develop and deliver high performance simulators that enable customers
to verify efficiently the functional and timing correctness of their
most complex electronic system designs.
Fintronic USA has direct sales operations in North America, as well as
distributors in Europe, India, China, Japan, and Malaysia. The
corporate headquarters is located at 1119 Chess Drive, Foster City,
Calif. 94404, 650/349-0108. For more information on Fintronic and its
products, visit www.fintronic.com.
The Debussy Debug System speeds the resolution of design problems for
complex ICs by automating the tracing, visualization and analysis of
causes and effects in Verilog, VHDL and mixed-language descriptions.
Debussy's architecture is based on a robust database of design
knowledge that addresses design complexity and reuse issues by helping
engineers quickly and thoroughly understand complicated or unfamiliar
code. Users consistently report that Debussy cuts their debug time in
half. Debussy is tightly integrated into standard chip design and
verification flows through industry alliances with more than 25 leading
providers of EDA solutions, including commercial logic simulators,
formal verification software and hardware emulators.
Novas is the pioneer of debug systems that reduce the functional
verification costs for complex IC designs. Building upon the strength
of its market-leading Debussy® Debug System, Novas' Verdi?
Behavior-Based Debug System further improves the efficiency of
designers in the system-on-chip era with advanced design exploration
and debug capabilities. These allow design teams to better understand
and analyze complex or unfamiliar design behavior, and cut by half or
more the time it takes to locate, isolate and understand the root
causes of design problems. Highlighted as one of the "Top 100 Products"
for 2002 by EDN Magazine, Verdi also holds the honor as a finalist for
the EDN 2002 Innovation Award. There are more than 10,000 Novas systems
in use today at customer sites worldwide. Novas is headquartered in San
Jose, Calif. with offices in Europe, Japan and Asia-Pacific. For more
information visit www.novas.com or send email to email@example.com
Note to Editors: FinSim is a registered trademark of Fintronic USA,
Inc. Debussy is a registered trademark of Novas Software, Inc. All
other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective companies and should be treated as such.
Dr. Alec Stanculescu, 650/349-0108 ext. 105
Novas Software, Inc.
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