The MathWorks Streamlines Development with Link for Cadence Incisive

The MathWorks today introduced Link for Cadence Incisive, which offers verification of hardware description language (HDL) implementations based on MATLAB(R) and Simulink(R) models. Link for Cadence Incisive integrates MATLAB and Simulink with the Incisive(R) functional verification platform from Cadence Design Systems, Inc., for efficient design and verification of systems-on-a-chip (SoC), application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) through cosimulation. By providing a bidirectional path between MathWorks system models and Incisive simulators, Link for Cadence Incisive simplifies and accelerates the verification process, reducing the design time and errors associated with traditional verification methods.

“Link for Cadence Incisive combines the power of Model-Based Design using MATLAB and Simulink with the comprehensive hardware simulation capabilities of the Incisive platform,” said Colin Warwick, technical marketing manager at The MathWorks. “The MathWorks collaboration with Cadence has helped solve a large verification bottleneck in integrated circuit design: It has eliminated the need for time-consuming and unreliable methods like handwritten HDL or Perl scripts.”

Engineers can reuse test benches developed in Simulink with verification environments created using the Incisive platform for full system-level verification. This flexibility lets them verify, before tape out, that their HDL implementation matches the executable specification previously validated in MATLAB and Simulink.

Link for Cadence Incisive supports three workflows—Simulink cosimulation, MATLAB test bench, and MATLAB component—that offer full interactive debug capability in both client and server. Link for Cadence Incisive can interface to multiple HDL entities and Incisive simulators from a single MATLAB test bench or Simulink model.

Pricing and Availability
Link for Cadence Incisive is available immediately for the Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux platforms. U.S. list prices start at $2,000. For further information on Link for Cadence Incisive, please visit the product page at For further information on the Cadence Incisive platform, please visit the Cadence website.

About The MathWorks
The MathWorks is the world’s leading developer of technical computing and Model-Based Design software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set based on MATLAB and Simulink, The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other industries. The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,400 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts.

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