So-ADE Unveils Debugger for Use With Verific Design Automation's SystemVerilog, VHDL, UPF Parser Platforms

SAINT GEOIRE EN VALDAINE, FRANCE -- (Marketwired) -- May 21, 2015 -- So-ADE™ today announced immediate availability of an easy-to-use and intuitive debugger for the development and debugging of the SystemVerilog, VHDL and UPF parser platform from Verific Design Automation.

Meant for C/C++ developers, So-ADE adds electronic design automation (EDA) concept knowledge to the debugger level. It automatically manipulates the Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) from VHDL, Verilog or SystemVerilog hardware description languages, parsing for faster code development and algorithm debug with commonly used data structures.

"We're delighted that So-ADE founders created a product around our parser platform, and they have our full support," notes Michiel Ligthart, Verific's president and chief operating officer. "Today's announcement reinforces Verific's reach into a wide variety of verification segments, including analysis, emulation, simulation and synthesis."

The So-ADE debugger includes built-in support for all ASTs generated by Verific's parser platform. The debugger is able to navigate an AST from any program break point, allowing a user who may not be familiar with an AST structure to analyze it.

Compliant with netlist-level program debuggers through an application programming interface (API), it extracts netlist information directly from any debugged program and displays a schematic through its rendering engine. So-ADE facilitates stack analysis and analyzes algorithm behavioral.

"Our tool was developed to be easy to use and efficient, which is why we elected to work with Verific, a company noted for quality software, support and service," states Stephane Petithomme of So-ADE.

The EDA and field programmable gate array (FPGA) industry relies on Verific's software to serve as the front end for tools used for analysis, simulation, verification, synthesis, emulation and test of register transfer level (RTL) designs. Its Parser Platform includes support for SystemVerilog, Verilog, VHDL and UPF, and provides C++ and Perl APIs. Verific's software is distributed as C++ source code and compiles on all 32- and 64-bit Unix, Linux and Windows operating systems.

Verific will exhibit at the 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC) in booth (#2714) June 8-June 10 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. Information about DAC can be found at:

About Verific Design Automation
Verific Design Automation, with offices in Alameda, Calif., and Kolkata, India, provides parsers and elaborators for SystemVerilog, Verilog, VHDL and UPF. Verific's software is used worldwide by the EDA and semiconductor community in synthesis, simulation, formal verification, emulation, debugging, virtual prototyping, and design-for-test applications, which combined have shipped more than 60,000 copies. Corporate headquarters is located at: 1516 Oak Street, Suite 115, Alameda, Calif. 94501. Telephone: (510) 522-1555. Email: Website:

About So-ADE
Founded in 2015, So-ADE is a privately held company Saint Geoire En Valdaine, France, developing and marketing innovative consulting services for electronic design automation (EDA) software suppliers, in-house CAD tool developers and semiconductor companies. Its primary products are So ADE graphengine, a schematic generator available at the C++ source code level, and So ADE debugger, a cutting-edge C/C++ EDA tool debugger. Email: Website:

So-ADE is a registered trademark of So-ADE. So-ADE and Verific Design Automation acknowledge trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.

For more information, contact:
Nanette Collins
Public Relations for Verific 
(617) 437-1822 

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