Design Automation


Co-verification tool using VxSim on Windows NT

25 October 2000 Design Automation

Innoveda has announced Windows NT-based software that couples VxSim, a host-compiled RTOS emulation tool from Wind River Systems, with Innoveda's V-CPU co-verification tool. The combination of V-CPU 'Implicit Access' technology for host-compiled programs with VxSim makes this solution unique and applicable for high-level firmware verification. It enables users to run all levels of system software including application code and software IP with a co-verification tool. This software now runs on Windows NT 4.0, HP-UX and Sun Solaris platforms.

V-CPU executing with VxSim enables embedded system designers to begin full system testing earlier in the design process and speeds product development. A licence for the V-CPU RTOS support package with VxSim is available immediately. A V-CPU licence also is required. A VxSim licence is available from Wind River.

"Innoveda and Wind River collaborated on the port in response to many software engineers who use Windows NT on their desktops," said Steven Anderson, Product Marketing Manager at Innoveda. "Embedded system software developers using V-CPU with VxSim on Windows NT can shave weeks or months off tight product development schedules. This new port brings the fastest software execution environment for RTOS code to the popular NT platform and provides links to hardware models for early system integration testing without requiring users to modify their code."

Productivity gains

Innoveda says that for software engineers, V-CPU coupled with VxSim provides early access to a virtual prototype of their target hardware, so they can run their embedded system software. It features a complete Wind River Tornado development environment on the host workstation and provides automated launching of the simulated target hardware. The tool enables high-speed software execution environment that can be linked to many popular processor models for system integration testing. Memory and register accesses to the simulated hardware require no changes to the source code. This integration allows software engineers to run all levels of their system software including software IP, hardware driver code and application code that rely on the underlying RTOS.

The V-CPU combined with VxSim for hardware engineers provides a complete hardware debug environment using existing Verilog and VHDL logic simulation tools. It enables true system simulation using stimulus from embedded system software instead of contrived testbenches. It also features record and playback of bus cycles for debug and regression testing and can be configured for any processor using bus functional models from such vendors as Motorola, ARM and QED. The integration of Bus Functional Models (BFMs) can be performed by the user or through off-the-shelf models provided by Innoveda. Innoveda also provides consulting services to do the BFM integrations.

Viewlogic is represented in South Africa by ASIC Design Services.



Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

3D simulation IDE boosts factory productivity
Omron Electronics Design Automation
Omron’s updated Sysmac Studio 3D Simulation integrated development environment (IDE) integrates and verifies the movements of robots and peripheral devices. It can digitally reproduce an entire facility ...

Read more...
Features added to DesignSpark PCB Pro
RS Components (SA) Design Automation
RS Components added new features to DesignSpark PCB Pro and introduced an RS stock number to make it easier to purchase. The free-of-charge version of DesignSpark PCB, part of the award-winning RS DesignSpark ...

Read more...
Evaluation kit for formaldehyde sensor
Electrocomp Design Automation
The SEK-SFA30 evaluation kit has been designed for easy evaluation of Sensirion’s SFA30 formaldehyde sensor. The SFA30 is designed for easy integration into air purifiers, demand-controlled ventilation ...

Read more...
mikroSDK adds support for Kinetis MCUs
Dizzy Enterprises Design Automation
MikroElektronika’s multi-architectural software development kit, mikroSDK 2.0, now supports 147 microcontrollers (MCUs) from NXP Semiconductors. mikroSDK is a collection of open-source software libraries ...

Read more...
Altium Designer component creation webinar
Design Automation
Component creation is a necessary evil when it comes to design and it’s something we all need to do. But instead of spending hours creating your components and having them turn into a complete roadblock, ...

Read more...
Deep learning APIs for Espressif SoCs
iCorp Technologies Design Automation
ESP-DL, recently introduced by Espressif Systems, provides APIs for neural network (NN) inference, image processing, maths operations and deep learning (DL) models. With ESP-DL, developers can use Espressif's ...

Read more...
TI software tool for power stage design
Design Automation
The Power Stage Designer software tool from Texas Instruments (TI) helps you accelerate your power supply designs by calculating voltages and currents of 20 topologies according to your own inputs. All ...

Read more...
EMI power choke impedance finder
Design Automation
Coilcraft’s EMI Power Choke Impedance Finder is a powerful search and analysis tool for finding the optimal off-the-shelf inductors/chokes for different types of EMI filters (e.g. LC low-pass filters, ...

Read more...
Browser-based design viewer for Altium 365
EDA Technologies Design Automation
Complementing its professional-level Altium 365 cloud platform, Altium offers a simple and convenient way to view and share electronic designs through your browser. Schematics, PCB layout and 3D visualisation ...

Read more...
A UI to build better UIs
Altron Arrow Design Automation
TouchGFX Designer 4.17 has become available for download, the latest version of STMicroelectronics’ user interface (UI) design software featuring a user interface overhaul to make the application more ...

Read more...