Paradigm Works Releases Key Verification Productivity Software for the Open Verification Methodology

ANDOVER, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jul 07, 2009 -- Paradigm Works, Inc., a world-class leader in ASIC and FPGA development services and software, announced today that it has made a key software contribution to the chip development community, donating its advanced SystemVerilog FrameWorks™ OVM Template Generator for free use through the Open Verification Methodology (OVM) World community website. Functional verification engineers using the OVM for SystemVerilog can now use for free Paradigm Works SystemVerilog FrameWorks™ OVM Template Generator to reduce their development time and effort in delivering chips to market.

The OVM Template Generator enables verification engineers to specify a template for their SystemVerilog-based OVM project environments and create derivative environments on demand. "Our approach makes it easier for first-time OVM users to get started, thus significantly reducing the development time for SystemVerilog OVM environments," said Jim Crocker, Vice President, Engineering at Paradigm Works. "Verification teams at all experience levels will find that the OVM Template Generator enables the rapid implementation and adoption of the OVM methodology across team and corporate boundaries."

Verification teams are now able to ramp up their SystemVerilog-based OVM environments faster because the OVM Template Generator generates an OVM-compliant environment based on command line user inputs that specify which components are desired in the environment. With the tool relieving verification engineers from having to make many of the OVM implementation decisions, verification engineers are therefore liberated to apply more of their development efforts toward their application-specific code.

The tool's auto-generated code is project-proven and high quality, as the OVM Template Generator's predefined code templates are qualified against the OVM compliance check list provided by Cadence Design Systems, co-developer of the OVM. The auto-generated environment improves code consistency and ease of reuse across projects. Development teams can leverage the tool's templates to propagate coding guidelines and other project standards.

"The strength of the OVM for reuse has made it the leading verification methodology choice," said Adam Sherer, functional verification marketing manager with Cadence. "With more than 7500 registered users on the OVM World site, the OVM ecosystem is generating an unprecedented volume of verification IP. Paradigm Works' OVM Template Generator conforms to the Cadence OVM compliance suite and helps ensure the consistency needed for plug-and-play VIP reuse."

About Paradigm Works

Paradigm Works is an industry leading ASIC and FPGA Software and Services Company based in Andover, MA. Paradigm Works has successfully completed ASICs and FPGAs for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups developing revolutionary products. Paradigm Works provides software tools that enable higher levels of productivity and quality in ASIC and FPGA projects. More information about Paradigm Works and its products and services is available at

Paradigm Works and the Paradigm Works logo are registered trademarks of Paradigm Works, Inc.

SystemVerilog FrameWorks is a trademark of Paradigm Works, Inc.


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