In the EDA industry, software reliability and correctness are key requirements. Automotive, semiconductor and telecommunication clients are particularly demanding. Many billions of dollars are at stake if chips are delayed by defects in EDA tooling.
LiveRecorder is widely used in EDA to resolve defects faster, both in production and 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 demanding substantial efforts from both your engineering team and your clients. Meanwhile, those clients are in a hurry to meet stringent manufacturing deadlines.
Unlike traditional approaches to debugging, LiveRecorder 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 forward and backward in the recording file, engineers can quickly diagnose the root cause of issues.
This workflow significantly improves engineering productivity, since no time is wasted trying to reproduce failures.
Reduce defect resolution time by reducing multiple iterations down to one debug cycle. Record a failure once, then debug the recording.
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With 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.