Microsemi Corporation, leading provider of semiconductor solutions, has released its latest version of Libero system-on-chip (SoC) software version 11.8. It’s a comprehensive suite of field programmable gate array (FPGA) design tools and includes important enhancements in the form of mixed language simulation, a new netlist viewer, and best-in-class debugging capabilities. Apart from the software, the company has also come up with a 60-day free evaluation license allowing users to evaluate Microsemi’s flash-based FPGAs and SoC FPGAs.
The SoC tool suite includes the Mentor Graphics ModelSim Simulator foe line by line verification of the hardware description language (HDL) code. Simulation can be performed at any level ranging from behavioral (pre-synthesis), structural (post-synthesis), back-annotated and dynamic simulation.
The software has an easy-to-use graphical user interface that allows quick identification and debug of problems. Besides, the ModelSim Microsemi Pro facilitates simulations in mixed language environments and offers 20% runtime improvement in recent versions of the tool.
The use of breakpoints to support FPGA logic debug functions increases productivity, usability, and efficiency of FPGA designs resulting in faster time to market. This helps particularly in the product validation phase, which is the longest cycle of the product development. The SmartDebug enhancements complement the existing debug capabilities by offering a new approach to debug FPGA devices’ status, memory and Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) transceivers without using an integrated logic analyzer (ILA).
• New netlist viewer rendering visibility into different internal structures
• New constraints management features offering block flow and an input/output (I/O) advisor
• 20 percent runtime improvements for its SmartTime user interface
• Windows 10 operating system support.
Microsemi Corporation offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally.
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