Lattice Semiconductor and Aldec Bundle Active-HDL with ispLEVER

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) and Aldec, Incorporated announced Active-HDL Lattice Edition will be bundled with Lattice’s ispLEVER® design tool suite, providing mixed language simulation (VHDL, Verilog and SystemVerilog), co-simulation with Simulink® from The MathWorks(tm) and simulation support for Lattice encrypted IP Cores.

Active-HDL Lattice Edition will be bundled with the next version of Lattice’s ispLEVER design tool suite. Active-HDL Lattice Web Edition will be made available free of charge to support the many users of Lattice’s ispLEVER Classic and ispLEVER Starter design tools. Lattice’s ispLEVER 7.1 for Windows, including Aldec Active-HDL Lattice Edition, will be available without charge for customers with active design tool maintenance contracts. The price of the full ispLEVER design tool suite starts at $895 for the Windows version.

Active-HDL Lattice Edition boasts high performance simulation for Lattice designs, mixed HDL language support and a host of productivity enhancers ranging from testbench generation from a graphical waveform to co-simulation with The MathWorks Simulink. Active-HDL Lattice Web Edition is designed for single language simulation, either VHDL or Verilog, and smaller designs more typical of devices supported by the ispLEVER Starter and ispLEVER Classic tools.


  • Support for all Lattice CPLD/FPGA devices
  • Mixed VHDL, Verilog, and SystemVerilog (Design) simulation support
  • Testbench generation from waveforms
  • Batch mode simulation
  • Macro, Tcl/Tk and PERL script support
  • Simulation of Lattice encrypted IP
  • Code execution tracing
  • Advanced breakpoint management
  • Graphical waveform viewer and editor
  • Memory viewer
  • Simulink co-simulation (from within ispLEVER Design Tool Suite)

The ispLEVER design tool suite is a design environment for the latest Lattice FPGA products. It provides a complete set of powerful tools for all design tasks, including project management, IP integration, design planning, place and route, in-system logic analysis, and more. The ispLEVER suite is provided on CD-ROM and DVD for Windows, UNIX or Linux platforms. ispLEVER Windows includes industry leading third party tools from Lattice partners Synplicity and Aldec for synthesis and simulation.

More info: Aldec | Lattice Semiconductor