Debugging & visualisation tool range is enhanced

30th July 2015
Barney Scott

Concept Engineering has announced major enhancements to the entire Vision product line for designers of analogue, digital, mixed-signal circuits, SoCs and FPGAs. StarVision PRO, RTLvision PRO, GateVision PRO, and SpiceVision PRO are customisable and scriptable debugging and visualisation software tools that help electronic design engineers to easily understand, debug, optimise and document their designs.

StarVision PRO provides analogue, digital and mixed-signal debugging capabilities, customisable design rule checks and automated netlist pruning. RTLvision PRO is used for RTL debugging and IP development. Designers use GateVision PRO for advanced netlist debugging of complex SoC netlists.

SpiceVision PRO provides advanced exploration and debugging features for transistor-level and post-layout netlists. SpiceVision PRO′s unique SPICE netlist visualisation capabilities help engineers to analyse SPICE simulation results and allow easy location of circuit problems at the device level.

Notable enhancements in the Vision product line are improved netlist pruning, advanced post-layout debugging, API improvements, advanced batch processing and Unified File Open Dialog.

In addition to Verilog and SPICE netlist export and pruning, StarVision PRO now also allows netlist pruning for the most common post-layout formats, DSPF and SPEF. Improvements in the database API and GUI API allow even more sophisticated code to be developed and executed by the tool. Enhanced batch processing capabilities allow more efficient processing of user-defined analysis and debugging tasks, and improved visual debugging capabilities such as smart connectivity lens view, improved schematic navigation history, and on-the-fly hierarchy exploration with built-in fold and un-fold controls, are also provided.

"With version 6, we continue to improve our specialised product family with individual tools for specific circuit debugging problems," said Pascal Bolzhauser, product manager for Concept Engineering′s Vision product line. "We have made specific enhancements to each tool and we also have incorporated multiple general usability improvements."

Version 6.0 products are available now to download from the company′s website. There are no additional fees for existing customers with valid licenses.

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