Great news.... Incisive Debug Analyzer (IDA) is one of five finalists for the EETimes/EDN Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards in the Software Product of the Year category. In addition to IDA, Lip-Bu Tan and Cadence are also finalists for ACE Executive of the Year and Company of the Year, respectively.
Check out the Press Release.
The awards program honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics. Winners will be announced April 23 during Design West in San Jose.
Companies today spend more than 50% of their verification effort in debug because bugs are hard to find at both the HDL level or at the testbench level. This has created a critical market need for sophisticated debug solutions that can find bugs quickly, thereby lowering design costs and speeding time to market.
In 2012, Cadence met this market need with the introduction of the Incisive Debug Analyzer (IDA) - a new and unique multi-language, "interactive" post-process debug solution that can help customers find bugs in minutes instead of hours. As the only debug tool in the market to deliver comprehensive and innovative debug functionality in a single, integrated, and synchronized debug environment, the new IDA can cut customer debug time by 40-50% and by more than 2X on really complex bugs.
IDA provides sophisticated debug solutions to address RTL, testbench and SoC verification debug needs. Additionally, IDA provides an interactive debug flow in a post-process debug environment. This means that customers have all the functionality of an interactive debug flow while debugging in a post-process mode. Since users have access to all the data files, they only need to run the simulation once -- a significant time saver in debug.
IDA has several unique debug capabilities which are all very tightly integrated and synchronized into a single-multi-pane debug window. Here are just a few:
- Playback Debugger: Unique functionality which allows customers to either step or jump through time to any source code line or variable change, both forward and backward in time.
- Cause Analysis: Intuitive, flow-oriented debug environment which presents suggestions about where to look, in order to debug.
- SmartLog: Integrated message window that shows logfile messages from HDL, testbench, C/C++/SystemC/Assertions, etc.
Learn more about Incisive Debug Analyzer.
Cadence is taking the lead in debug, and there are loads of new features, improved ease of use, and better performance planned for Incisive debug solutions in 2013 and beyond. Contact your Cadence representative for more information, in-depth demos/presentations, or hands-on technical workshops.