Simulation

Simulation and analysis

As the signal speeds get faster, it is too risky to leave testing to lab. Current technologies such as DDRs, signal processors and fast serial data techniques (USB, 10Base-T, Thunderbolt etc.) are real challenges.

Not that it is difficult to make valid measurements with prototypes, it is virtually impossible to make changes. And the semiconductor properties may change from one lot to the next. So it is important to find out how much margin the design has to avoid problems in later stage.

Hyperlynx is the leading brand in signal integrity and recommended by several semiconductor (and FPGA) vendors. There are different levels of Hyperlynx available, depending on application technology.

ModelSim and Questa are the leading brands to introduce advanced verification tools. Mixed signal support is often required to allow the usage of IP blocks. See below for more information.

 

Analysis & Verification

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PADS HyperLynx-options

There are leading edge tools available for PADS Suites at an attractive price level see the links for more...

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HyperLynx

The HyperLynx product family has a complete line of simulation products for PCB design. It has both Pre- and...

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ModelSim

ModelSim has long been the most thrustworthy simulator for FPGA designs. It offers vendor independency and...

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Questa

Questa is Mentor's product familiy to offer verification technologies way above traditional ModelSim...