Whether a team is creating a design from the ground up, or evaluating RTL for reuse, HDL Designer forms a part of a complete design solution for FPGA and ASIC development. Helping engineering teams analyse, create and manage their complex designs.
Introducing HDL Designer
By using HDL Designer, savings and cost avoidance can be recognised immediately through automation and this will continue with future projects through better design reuse, consistency of coding and improved documentation. For safety- and mission-critical projects, HDL Designer’s design checking, version management, register generation and documentation support adherence to regulatory compliance mandates such as DO-254 and ISO 26262.
Create Designs Optimally
Designing and creating large designs from IP efficiently requires more than just writing RTL. HDL Designer Series provides engineers with a suite of advanced design editors to facilitate development: interface-based design spreadsheets and state-machine editing. It also includes simulation animation within the graphical editors to maximise the benefit of the integrated flow with ModelSim, Precision Synthesis and Leonardo Spectrum.
Accelerating RTL Reuse
Industry studies show that up to 80% of new ASIC/FPGA designs reuse code from a previous design. HDL Designer was developed to aid engineering teams in making the critical decision: to reuse or not to reuse. If the decision is to reuse code, then the HDL Designer environment can quickly identify any problematic areas as well as aid engineers in understanding and adapting the code to their specific application.
Analyse Designs Efficiently
Hand-in-hand with code creation is code analysis. HDL Designer assists engineers in analysing complex RTL designs, providing code integrity analysis, connectivity completeness analysis, HDL code quality assessments, and design visualisation.
Design Flow Management
In conjunction with design creation and analysis, design management is the third important task facing designers. Along with managing the design data, teams need to manage the project throughout the design flow. HDL Designer tackles the design management problem by providing the designer with interfaces to other design tools within the flow; data and version management solutions.