SGvision™ PRO is a new tool to visualize and debug mixed level
descriptions, both gate-level structures described in Verilog and
transistor-level structures described via SPICE, can be debugged in a
single integrated environment.
Gate-Level and Transistor-Level visualization and debugging in a single tool — To optimize or debug a
device a designer may choose to work at transistor-level for critical areas
such as IP/Library components and analog blocks, while
staying at gate-level for other areas of the design. Debugging such a
design has previously required separate tools: with SGvision PRO, it is
now possible to see the schematics and traverse the signal flow of both
the gates and the transistors in the same window, improving understanding
of the circuits and accelerating analysis and debugging.
- Mixed mode graphical analyzer — Verilog and SPICE in a
- As detailed as you want — Debugging at gate-level and
- Logic cone — debug selected fragments or critical paths.
- 32/64 bit database — handles the largest SoCs and ASICs.
- Tcl based UserWare API — for advanced customization.
- Cookie cutting — critical SPICE fragments can be isolated
and saved as separate SPICE files.
Tcl based API — The Tcl based UserWare API provides
very flexible customization options, for example customer defined
electrical rule checks, allowing SGvision PRO to match
individual needs, corporate standards or to be integrated into an
organizations design flow.
Customer driven — Users of the existing Concept Engineering
debugging tools, GateVision® PRO for gate-level and
SpiceVision® PRO for transistor-level, have asked for a
single integrated tool for mixed-level debugging. SGvision PRO provides
just this tool, combining two tools in one for flexibility and
power in mixed-mode debugging.
32/64 bit — SGvision PRO runs on powerful 64 bit platforms,
such as Xeon, Phenom, Opteron, PowerPC, UltraSPARC and Itanium.
The underlying database, specially developed for 32/64 bit operation,
allows even the most complex of today's SoC and ASIC designs to be examined.
Automatic Logic Recognition — With its built-in automatic
logic recognition engine SGvision PRO automatically creates and displays
digital logic from pure SPICE-level netlists for easy design visualization
Documentation — The automated documentation feature
of SGvision PRO provides detailed design documentation of new, changed
and re-used code, all to the same standard.
Circuit fragment debugging — The Logic Cone Window is
an intelligent magnifying glass, allowing the engineer to concentrate on a
specific circuit fragment or critical path, showing both gate- and
transistor-level details in a single window. There is no distraction from
irrelevant graphics and information, yet there are links to the source
code, whether Verilog or SPICE. The fragment under investigation can be
independently exported as a SPICE netlist and can be used for the
fast simulation of critical circuit fragments. It is not necessary
to simulate the whole design, reducing simulation and development time
Improved productivity — Being able to analyze both gate-level and transistor-level at the same time in just one debug cockpit increases design and verification engineers productivity, reducing product development and debug cycle time.
At a Glance
Support for Verilog, EDIF and SPICE dialects. Netlist Viewer and SPICE Viewer in a single tool.
Engineers can quickly and easily understand and debug mixed-signal designs.
SPICE dialects include: SPICE, HSPICE, Calibre, CDL, Eldo and PSPICE.
Netlist support for: Verilog, EDIF and LEF/DEF.
Automatic logic recognition
The built-in automatic logic recognition engine creates digital logic symbols from pure SPICE-level netlists for easy design exploration.
Ultra fast Netlist and SPICE viewer
Netlist to schematics on the fly (within seconds).
Fragments of circuits can be saved as SPICE file and schematic for future reuse as IP, or for partial simulation
Parasitic analysis option
Allows visualization and analysis of paraitic networks (DSPF) and provides
capabilities to create SPICE netlists for critical parasitic network fragments.
Support for Verilog and SPICE dialects in a single tool
Engineers can quickly and easily understand and debug mixed-mode designs (SPICE,Verilog, EDIF)
Interactive graphic fragment navigation
Reduces debug complexity and increases engineering productivity
By highlighting objects in all design views (schematic, logic cone and
source code), helps shorten design and debug time
Tcl UserWare API
Allows user customization and interfacing to the design tool flow
32/64 bit platform support
Power to cope with the largest mixed-mode SoCs and ASICs
Displays CMOS function without parasitic structures for comprehension of
Symbols for all gate-level and Spice-level primitives are built-in.
External symbol libraries are supported. As a result schematics are
easy to read and easy to understand.
Please click to see the supported platforms.
Click here to get a PDF file of our
SGvision PRO datasheet.
Free Evaluation - Software Download
for an evaluation copy of SGvision PRO. When you have
your login and password, you can
download the tool.
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