Synplicity Launches Identify Pro Verification Software

Synplicity, Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNP), a leading supplier of software for the design and verification of semiconductors, introduced the Identify(R) Pro ASIC and ASSP verification solution. The Identify Pro software provides designers with full visibility into FPGA-based ASIC and ASSP prototypes. The tool enables designers to find, fix and verify functional errors at speeds approaching that of the final device. Identify Pro software improves the productivity of existing verification methodologies, such as assertion-based verification and simulation, resulting in a significantly reduced overall verification time with improved verification coverage and quality.

Identify Pro automatically connects the prototype hardware with an existing software simulation environment in a transparent and seamless manner for comprehensive RTL code analysis and debug. The Identify Pro software provides initialization of the simulator and automatically creates a test bench from the actual stimulus of the FPGA-based prototype, giving designers a verification solution that is orders of magnitude faster in performance than any other ASIC verification methodology.

The Identify Pro software allows ASIC and ASSP designers, using an FPGA-based prototype system, to functionally debug their design at hardware speed, directly in their RTL source code. This allows functional verification for RTL designs that is up to 10,000 times faster than RTL simulators and enables the use of “real-world” stimulus, making it an ideal verification platform for applications like networking, audio, video, and all designs with large amounts of software content. Used in conjunction with Synplicity’s Synplify(R) Premier physical synthesis tool, the Identify Pro software enables assertion synthesis into hardware and assertion debug.

The Identify Pro software, featuring the TotalRecall technology, will be available for early adopters in the third quarter of 2007. Prices range from $34,500 (USD) for a one-year time-based license to $69,000 (USD) for a perpetual, floating license.

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