Software quality is a key requirement in the EDA industry - both in terms of software reliability and correctness.
Large semiconductor and telecommunication clients are especially demanding. Multi-billions of dollars are at stake if chips are delayed by defects in your EDA tooling.
Software crashes and inconsistent results from your tools bring real challenges for your engineers. Rigorous IP protection protocols and constrained access to the failing environment make it extremely difficult to diagnose issues.
Traditional debugging methodologies are speculative and time-consuming: logging and core dump analysis usually require slow compile/build/test cycles taking substantial effort from both your engineering team and your clients – clients who are in a hurry to meet stringent manufacturing deadlines.
Undo offers a new approach to debugging thanks to its record and replay technology that eliminates guesswork entirely by capturing ‘bugs in the act’, turning failures on customer sites into 100% reproducible events. Recordings can then be quickly analyzed with Undo’s reverse-debugger either on-site or back at base.
The Questa Vanguard Program is part of Mentor Graphics, a Siemens Business. It extends Mentor's breadth of design and verification technologies through partnerships with industry-leading companies. The Questa Vanguard partners provide verification-related tools and methods, verification IP, conversion services, training and consulting based on Mentor's industry-leading Questa verification platform. The program was established to bring design and verification engineers world-class product integrations and interoperability to enhance their Questa verification options and build a strong and comprehensive SystemVerilog ecosystem.