MathWorks Creates EDA Simulator Link DS for Synopsys VCS MX

The MathWorks announced the availability of EDA Simulator Link DS, which provides a cosimulation link between MATLAB and Simulink and the Synopsys VCS MX functional verification solution. EDA Simulator Link DS enables reuse of system-level models as test benches for hardware description language (HDL) and register transfer level (RTL) implementations by coordinating the execution of Synopsys’ VCS MX solution with MATLAB code and Simulink models.

The integration accelerates functional verification by automating stimulus and response generation between the two environments, reducing manual recoding of test benches, and providing enhanced debugging capabilities to system and verification engineers. Engineers using Synopsys’ VCS MX functional verification solution can now use EDA Simulator Link DS to improve product quality and reduce verification time and costs.

Key Features in EDA Simulator Link DS
EDA Simulator Link DS lets design, verification, and system engineers use MATLAB and Simulink to efficiently model, analyze, and verify HDL and RTL implementations. Key features include:

  • Full VHDL, Verilog, and mixed-language cosimulation support
  • MATLAB test bench capability, enabling the use of MATLAB code to stimulate HDL code and check its response
  • MATLAB component capability, enabling simulation of MATLAB code in place of entities not yet coded in HDL
  • User-selectable shared-memory and TCP/IP-socket communications modes
  • Interactive or batch mode cosimulation, debugging, testing, and verification of HDL

Pricing and Availability
EDA Simulator Link DS is available immediately. U.S. list prices start at $2,000.

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 1,800 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts.

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