The HDL Designer Series of products provides an integrated and fully flexible design capture and data management environment for either individual or teams of designers. Integration with common version management tools ensures traceability of all stages of the design flow.
VHDL and Verilog are clearly both text based languages and you could - and people still do - just type it in using your favourite text editor. This of course works fine up to a point, however as the designs get bigger and designs are worked upon by teams of designers, this becomes increasingly more difficult.
It's time to change the way you look at HDL design. With HDL Designer Series, graphical entry finally comes of age, providing the user with sophisticated tools that take the complexity out of generating high-quality synthesizable HDL code, combined with managing the vast amount of data produced during the implementation of all but the most simple designs.
HDL Designer Series comprises a series of products enabling HDL design creation, management and analysis, which has evolved from the Renoir tools from Mentor Graphics. With full revision control capabilities, integration with your downstream tools for simulation, synthesis and place & route, HDL Designer Series is the cockpit for the whole HDL design environment.
The HDL Designer Series comprises:
HDL Designer Series gives you unmatched flexibility and accommodates your design preference. You can work with HDL source code, common graphical representations, or any combination of the two, without compromising your ability to monitor and manage data in a common environment. Extensive Intellectual Property (IP) reuse and multiple site design teams drive the need for a standardised design environment. Teams can choose to standardize on individual tools from the HDL Designer Series family, or get the most flexibility from HDL Designer, which offers all of the features found in the point tools (HDL Detective and HDL Author) in one comprehensive package.