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.
LiveRecorder is widely used in the EDA industry to resolve defects faster - in production or in development/test.
Software crashes and inconsistent results from EDA 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. Meanwhile clients are in a hurry to meet stringent manufacturing deadlines.
Unlike traditional approaches to debugging, Undo’s LiveRecorder platform enables engineers to record the execution of a software program - capturing bugs in the act. The recording allows engineers to observe exactly what the program did and why. By stepping forwards and backwards in the recording file, engineers can quickly diagnose the root cause of issues.
This workflow also means no time is wasted trying to reproduce the failure - significantly boosting engineering productivity.
Reduce defect resolution time by cutting out multiple iterations down to one debug cycle. Record a failure once - and debug the recording.
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“With Undo LiveRecorder, we were able to dramatically cut down the analysis time that is required to understand the root cause of very complex software defects”
“Quality is a non-negotiable aspect of our software development. When we do encounter bugs we need to resolve them as quickly as possible. Recently, we had an intermittent issue and were unable to resolve it using traditional debugging techniques. We switched to an Undo session and were able to run in reverse to locate the root cause in a few hours. Undo enabled us to resolve this issue and quickly provide a fix for our customer.”
“The Undo Debugger has helped us efficiently diagnose numerous challenging issues that would have taken much more time to resolve with gdb or other debuggers that are forward-looking with little or no reversibility. Even if you use it for only 5-10 issues per year, the time saved can pay for the cost of the license."
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.