Verification Technology Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Yokohama Japan, President & CEO: Hideto Takeuchi), which guarantees safety and security of LSI (Large-Scale Integrate circuit) development, announced the release of “VSTAR 2.0 – FPGA debug software with auto-detection of failures” on June 22nd, 2020.

VSTAR 2.0 enables automatic debug even when a problem occurs deep in a continuous FPGA operation for several days. The patent-applied new technology generates rules for the signal state transitions in real time and monitors the state transitions using the auto-extracted rules, while automatically embedding the verification IP into the FPGA. VSTAR 2.0 significantly reduces the user work required to drive to the failure. And, since no additional pins for debugging are required, it can be installed even after the FPGA board is completed. VSTAR 2.0 offers the industry’s only solution that greatly reduces user debugging efforts for complex and high-performance FPGA designs.

Product overview

Product name: VSTAR 2.0 – FPGA debug software

Product configuration: Verification IP developed in-house and proprietary graphical user interface

Supported FPGA: Xilinx FPGAs

Release date: June 22nd, 2020

Product features

  • Generates rules for the signal state transitions in real time; monitors the state transitions using the auto-generated rules and automatically identifies operations that are a mismatch with the rules as errors.
  • Even if an error occurs after several days of continuous operation, the error and conditions are detected -all without user effort.
  • The resulting chart shows the overall operation of the system triggered by the occurrence of an error. And, the detected errors are highlighted.
  • The detailed status of signal state transitions at the time of error occurrence are automatically acquired and the waveform is displayed.
  • Supports automatic implementation of verification IP into FPGA.
  • Since the JTAG terminal is used to connect to the FPGA, no additional terminal is required for debugging.

Company Profile

Company Name: Verification Technology Co., Ltd.

President & CEO: Hideto Takeuchi

Headquarters:

Address: 5F, Square BLDG, 2-3-12 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 222-0033, JAPAN

Tel: 045-470-8310

Fax: 045-470-8319

Website: https://www.vtech-inc.co.jp/

Verification Technology USA, Inc:

Address: 4300 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 220, San Jose, CA 95129 USA

Tel: +1-650-946-8717

Email: vtech_usa_info@vtech-inc.co.jp

Website: https://vtech-usa.com/

Business segment:

LSI front-end design service

LSI third party verification service

Functional safety consulting service

EDA tool development, sales and support service

For more information contact

Name: Robert Biczek

Phone: 650-946-8717

Email: r_biczek@vtech-inc.co.jp

Website: https://vtech-usa.com