Design Creation

Whether designing an FPGA or ASIC, the devices have advanced capabilities and complex features that, when put under tight development cycles, burden the design teams to produce efficient and robust chips. Hence, the design teams have placed more demands on HDL processes, automation, and style guidelines for developing quality design results.

Standard languages (such as VHDL, Verilog, SystemVerilog) and IP formats, along with common industry version management systems aid in producing repeatable and dependable design processes, but the tools that utilize these standards need to do much more than edit text files. Siemens EDA, formerly Mentor Graphics, delivers a complete design solution for FPGA and ASIC HDL development beginning with comprehensive design creation addressing new code creation, formal and informal design reuse, and any combination in between. These HDL design capabilities greatly assist engineers, individuals and teams, in creating, analysing, and managing their complex designs, improving their productivity and accelerating design creation.

Design Reuse

Effective design reuse is a critical objective for every electronic design company as 75% of future productivity gains will come through reuse. Executives, managers, and engineers all have a big stake in reuse, but nearly everyone underestimates the challenges associated with it.

Siemens EDA offers products in the HDL Designer Series family that will, in minutes, automatically comprehend the design hierarchy, highlight syntax errors, point out missing or orphaned blocks and determine the quality of the HDL code.  It will visualize the design to accelerate understanding of the design being reused, and prepare the new design for efficient future reuse, optionally in IP-XACT format.

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HDL Designer

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HDL Designer is a powerful HDL-based environment used by individual engineers and engineering teams worldwide to analyse, create and manage complex FPGA and ASIC designs.

HDL Designer is a powerful HDL-based environment which delivers new approaches to design today’s most complex FPGAs and ASICs. HDL Designer is used worldwide by individual engineers and engineering teams to create, analyse and manage the design of these amazing devices.

HDL Designer accelerates the productivity and predictability of the project by automating many flows and tasks. Automated rule checking, register generation and documentation and the powerful text, tabular and graphical creation editors save incredible amounts of engineering time and can minimize manually introduced errors. Tool integration and version management of the entire project help keep the team, tools and design process structured, but is still flexible enough through an API to augment existing design flows. Through this automation and project management, the overall quality of the project and resulting chip is improved and project risk greatly reduced.

By using HDL Designer, savings and cost avoidance can be recognized immediately through this automation and will continue with future projects through better design reuse, consistency of coding and improved documentation. For safety- and mission-critical projects, HDL Designer’s design checking, version management, register generation and documentation support adherence to regulatory compliance mandates such as DO-254, ISO 26262 and others more.

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