> Version 4.1 of the Specman Elite testbench automation tool from Verisity includes e Reuse Methodology features. The upgrade increases the power of Verisity's e Verification Components to generate and synchronize complex multitransaction scenarios. It's supplemented by seven new e Verification Components for PCI/PCI-X, PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet, and other popular protocols. Visit www.verisity.com.
> The HSIM, Lexsim, and Critic simulation and analysis tools from Nassda now offer integration with digital logic simulation and Verilog-A language support. Version 3.0 of the tools provides faster, higher-capacity verification for systems-on-a-chip combining analog, mixed-signal, digital, and memory IP components. Details are at www.nassda.com.
> The software for field-programmable analog arrays (FPAAs) from Anadigm now includes point-and-click implementation of analog dividers, complex Bessel filters, and gain-polarity stages. The AnadigmDesigner2 tool delivers these and other components as configurable analog modules (CAMs) that can be customized and implemented within an FPAA, with drag-and-drop ease. Evaluation kits cost $499. Trial copies can be downloaded from www.anadigm.com/Down_05-a.asp.