LG Semicon Licenses Its HDL Logic Simulator to SynTest Technologies
SynTest plans to use the simulator to
add an RTL fault simulator to its product line;
This agreement allows SynTest to add a higher-level (or Register Transfer- Level (RTL)) fault simulator to its product line. SynTest currently offers TurboFault, a fast gate-level software fault simulator.
SynTest's products improve a design's testability and fault coverage and result in reduced defect levels and tester time.
Dr. Seong Hong, Managing Director of LG Semicon, noted, "Our engineers evaluated SynTest's gate-level fault simulator, TurboFault, and compared the results to those from another commercial fault simulator we purchased a few years ago. We found TurboFault ran more than 100 times faster --6 hours vs. 5 days with 10% sampling-- with similar fault coverage results. This prompted us to add TurboFault to our design flow. Since some of our designs contains RT-level representations, we hope to add SynTest's RTL fault simulator later this year."
Dr. Sung-Ho Kang, Executive Vice-president of LG Semicon, further added, "We licensed our HDL simulator to SynTest because we hope to take advantage of using Syntest's RTL fault simulator with other SynTest DFT products in our DFT flow."
According to L.-T. Wang, SynTest Technologies' president, "DFT analysis is done more and more at the RT-level. In order to maintain our position as the leading supplier of a complete set of DFT tools, we are always looking for ways to improve and add to our product line. LG Semicon's HDL simulator will allow us to add RT-level fault simulation."
Wang, noted, "We plan to announce a RT-level fault simulator later this year."
SynTest's RT-level products include TurboFCE, a fault coverage enhancer, and TurboCheck, a design and testability analyzer. These products work with popular RT-level fault simulators.
As well as TurboFault, SynTest† †8† †88† †8† †888† †8† †88† †8† †8888other gate-level products include TurboBSD a boundary-scan test suite; TurboCheck, a design and testability analyzer; and TurboScan, partial-scan and full- scan synthesis and ATPG program.
SynTest's° †– products are available for UNIX platforms. Windows NT versions of SynTest's TurboFCE, TurboCheck and TurboFault were introduced last year (10/19/98).
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