Aldec's HDL Simulator Integrates with Altera's Quartus II 6.0

Aldec, Inc., a pioneer in mixed-language simulation and advanced design tools for ASIC and FPGA devices, announced today that its simulator now has integrated HDL support from Altera’s Quartus II version 6.0 development software environment. Mutual customers can now select Aldec’s HDL Simulator, Active-HDLT, directly from Altera’s Quartus II software version 6.0. The interface provides customers with the ability to specify the format and location of functional and timing simulation files in Quartus II software version 6.0. The integration provides mutual customers with a seamless interface to Active-HDL for quick HDL simulation set-up to support the increasingly large and more complex FPGA devices being delivered from Altera.

“With the continued growth of our customer base in the FPGA market and Altera’s ever increasing device capacity, the natural progression was product integration to provide our mutual customers with greater productivity,” stated Dave Rinehart vice president of marketing at Aldec. “The complexity of FPGA designs continues to rise and the integration of Aldec’s core technology in HDL simulation combined with the Altera’s design tools provides customers with an even faster track to their simulation results,” Rinehart added.

“Our Quartus II software delivers a robust and comprehensive programmable logic and structured ASIC design flow,” said Jim Smith, Altera’s director of EDA relations. “Providing an interface to Aldec’s popular Active-HDL simulator will enable our mutual customers to achieve even tighter integration between Aldec’s tool and our development environment – making our customers’ jobs easier with a seamless debugging solution.”

Pricing and Availability
The interface is available today and is a standard feature in both Aldec’s Active-HDL and Altera’s Quartus II environments. Active-HDL is sold directly by Aldec, Inc. in the U.S. and by authorized international distributors. For more information, please visit Altera Quartus II development software version 6.0 is sold directly by Altera and its authorized worldwide distributors.

About Aldec
Aldec, Inc., a 22-year EDA tool provider, is committed to delivering high-performance, HDL-based design verification software for UNIX(R), Linux(R) and Windows(R) platforms. Aldec is dedicated and responsive to serving its customers’ needs with its offices located around the globe. Continuous innovation, superior product quality and a total commitment to customer service comprise the foundation of Aldec’s strategic objectives.

Active-HDL is a trademark of Aldec, Inc.