Nijmegen, The Netherlands -- May 28, 2008 -- DapTechnology, a world-leading supplier of advanced IEEE 1394 technology solutions to the aerospace, defense, industrial, automotive and consumer electronics markets announced today the availability of a VHDL Testbench for its FireLink Extended 1394b link layer controller IP Core product. The FireLink Extended Testbench is transaction based and allows verification level and diagnostic tests to be performed from a system level perspective. The tool improves the debugging and coverage analysis processes by presenting information in terms of transactions with their relationships, rather than signals with waveforms. When simulation is performed using the DapTechnology FireLink Extended 1394b link layer controller IP core VHDL source code, the designer can drill deep down to the RTL level where he can debug and simulate by presenting information in the form of signals and waveforms.
The FireLink Extended Testbench can function either in a standalone mode, simulating just the FireLink Extended 1394b link layer controller IP core, or in system mode where it can simulate an entire customized system which has the FireLink Extended link layer controller IP core as an integral component. The DapTechnology FireLink Extended VHDL Testbench is currently shipping as an integrated component of the FireLink Extended link layer controller IP core package.