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BW: Cadence Adds Linux Support to Industry-leading Logic Verification Tool Suite

Apr 17, 2000, 23:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CDN), the world's leading supplier of electronic design products and services, today announced that it will offer its market-leading verification software tools on Linux-based platforms. The support will include the complete line of Cadence(R) logic simulators including NC-Sim for mixed-language simulations, the NC-VHDL and NC-Verilog(R) simulators, as well as the Verilog-XL simulator and Verifault-XL(R) fault simulator. The tools' graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and analysis environments will also run on the latest versions of the popular emerging operating system."

"The announcement marks a dramatic extension of support for Cadence's simulation technology on the X86 platform. A growing number of technical applications are being ported to Linux due to its increasing popularity with users who want a robust operating environment available on low-cost desktop machines such as those built around the Intel microprocessor architecture."

""By offering support of our verification tools on Linux on X86 architecture machines, design teams can now leverage relatively inexpensive, high-powered platforms that are often in abundance inside companies," said Rahul Razdan, vice president of Verification R&D and Marketing at Cadence. "If you are used to UNIX, Linux lets you keep what you like about UNIX, but allows you to use an X86 platform. For Cadence, Linux offers a very efficient and cost-effective way to extend our technology in the PC market without any compromises in quality, reliability, or our market-leading performance delivered through the unique native compiled (NC) code approach supported by Cadence's simulators.""

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