Something seems to have changed in the Synopsys VCS simulator; the Web2.0 world is buzzing this week about the OVM running on VCS. We first saw a post on the LinkedIn "OVM Professionals Network"on Monday June 15. Today we saw a more detailed posting at IntelligentDV specifically stating a released version of VCS that will run the OVM.
For nearly two years we have talked to
many VCS users who wanted to access the reuse and scalability only
found in the OVM. While these user reports do look legitimate, VCS users will have to run their own tests to confirm. It would be great to see an official statement of support from Synopsys, but this blogger can only wonder if that will come before or after a similar statement about e support in VCS. Or for that matter, PSL support in VCS.
Cadence and Mentor have worked hard,
with the help of the nearly 8000 users on the OVMWorld, to assure that one
library can run unmodified on both simulators. We welcome input on any issues VCS users see with the OVM code and recommend posting them to http://www.ovmworld.org/forums/ .
It looks like the OVM has unified the simulator world!