SAN MATEO, Calif. Green Mountain Computing Systems Inc. has announced a new simulation technology that provides accelerated timing simulation of Vital models.
Called Vital Speed, the add-on to the company's VHDL Studio environment includes a special-purpose simulation kernel developed from the ground up specifically for Vital simulation, the company said.
Scott Thibault, president of Green Mountain (South Burlington, Vt.), said, "The new technology in Vital Speed allows us to provide FPGA designers with a high-performance solution for post-route timing simulation while remaining in the price range of the low-cost FPGA tools. Vital Speed is two times faster than a competing simulator that includes a built-in version of the Xilinx Vital library."
Vital Speed was designed as an integrated component of Green MountainÕs VHDL design and verification suite, VHDL Studio, which enables simulation of Vital mo dels with standard VHDL.
Vital Speed currently supports simulation of Xilinx FPGAs, and Green Mountain plans to include support for other FPGA vendors later this year. VHDL Studio with Vital Speed, available immediately, sells for $2,395 on Linux and Windows systems.