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EE Times: Linux-based simulators to roll

“Marking a significant win for Linux-based EDA, Model Technology
Inc. this week will announce the availability of its ModelSim EE
and SE VHDL, Verilog and dual-language simulators on Linux
platforms. The company is also claiming to field the first HDL
simulator with 64-bit support.”

The Linux port resulted from a strong user demand, said
John Lenyo, director of marketing at Model Technology. “To gauge
general demand, we mentioned it casually in our quarterly
newsletter,” he said. “You would have thought we were giving away
free money. About two days after that newsletter went out we were
bombarded with requests from customers.

“The demand for Linux, said Lenyo, is coming from customers who
want to add low-cost workstations to “simulation farms” that can
considerably boost simulation speed and capacity. Lenyo said that
some installations have as many as 10 simulation seats per
designer.”

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