Hitachi Endorses Model Technology ModelSim for Verilog Simulation
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2001--Model Technology(TM), a Mentor Graphics company, today announced that the ModelSim® hardware description language (HDL) simulator has received Verilog sign-off from Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT).
Hitachi customers can now use both ModelSim VHDL and Verilog as sign-off simulators. Using ModelSim's mixed-language simulation capability, Hitachi customers now only need a single simulator to support flows that include both VHDL and Verilog code.
Hitachi is focused on system-on-chip (SoC) designs for digital consumer and communication applications, including the video/audio, telecommunications, display, motor control and printer driver markets. Hitachi requires a dynamic simulation tool that can handle the complex and multiple language demands of a multi-million-gate ASIC design. ModelSim, with its dual language capabilities and its increased performance in Register Transfer Level (RTL) and gate-level simulation, allows designers that use Hitachi's semiconductor technology to focus on more critical areas of the design process, instead of worrying about language constraints and simulation run times.
``ModelSim is equally capable in either a VHDL or Verilog programming environment. This was a determining factor in selecting ModelSim for our Verilog needs,'' said Yoshio Okamura, department manager, Design Technology Development Department, Design Technology Development Division, Semiconductor and Integrated Circuits, Hitachi, Ltd. ``Model Technology has continued to increase the capacity and performance of its ModelSim tool, making the offering suitable for our digital consumer and communication applications, many of which include several deep-submicron blocks that have been traditionally difficult to simulate.''
``The addition of Hitachi to our growing portfolio of leading semiconductor vendor endorsers is a major milestone for Model Technology and the ModelSim team,'' said John Lenyo, director of marketing for Model Technology. ``Over the past year, Model Technology has made significant strides in the Verilog gate-level simulation market. We're emerging as an industry leader, and Hitachi, and other ASIC partners, realize that we have a solution that delivers faster and more accurate simulation results within their chosen design parameters.''
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Model Technology Inc., a Mentor Graphics company, is the industry's leading supplier of HDL simulation tools. Model Technology provides ASIC and FPGA designers with the latest in simulation technology regardless of the language (VHDL, Verilog or mixed-HDL) or platform (Unix, Windows, Linux) used. With more than 90,000 licensed units sold worldwide, ModelSim is the most popular HDL simulator in the industry. For information on the nearest Model Technology representative or Model Technology products, call 503/641-1340, email email@example.com, or visit www.model.com.
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