Riviera-PRO Configurations

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Supported Standards
VHDL IEEE 1076 (1987, 1993, 2002 and 2008)
ALDEC simulators provide full support of the IEEE 1076-1993 Standard, IEEE 1076™-2002 VHDL standard and majority of just published IEEE 1076™-2008 Standard. More   
Verilog® HDL IEEE 1364 (1995, 2001 and 2005)
ALDEC simulators provide full support of the IEEE 1364-2005 Standard. To enable simulation of a large variety of Verilog designs, both legacy and new, ALDEC simulators can be set to work in Verilog ’95, 2001 and 2005 modes. More   
SystemVerilog IEEE 1800-2009 (Design)
SystemVerilog is a set of extensions to the Verilog HDL that allow higher level of modeling and efficient verification of large digital systems. More   
SystemC™ 2.3 IEEE 1666™/TLM 2.0
SystemC is a C library that extends C to enable hardware modeling. Although strictly a C class library, SystemC is sometimes viewed as being a language in its own right More   
SystemVerilog IEEE 1800™ - 2009 (Verification)
Riviera-PRO supports SystemVerilog (IEEE Std. 1800™-2009) in three areas: hardware description extensions, assertions and advanced verification. More   
Verification Libraries (UVM/OVM and VMM)
Verification Libraries (UVM/OVM and VMM) More   
Design Entry and Design Management
HDL and Text Editor
The HDL Editor is a text editor designed for editing an HDL source code. It is tightly integrated with the compiler and simulator to enable debugging capabilities. More   
Auto-Complete and Code Templates
The HDL Editor allows using code autocomplete for all the languages supported by Riviera-PRO. More   
Automatic Code Analysis
Riviera-PRO’s HDL Editor performs an automatic on-the-fly analysis while source code is being edited: More   
Design Manager
The Design Manager is a tool that allows you to view and manage workspaces, attached designs and their resources like HDL source files, waveform files, macros, code coverage and profiler results with a single mouse click. More   
Customizable GUI Perspectives
With large number of windows available in Riviera-PRO, keeping all of them open simultaneously is not feasible and frequent reconfiguring of GUI is tedious. More   
Task Management
Riviera-PRO enables project task management based on the Tasks window. The window is an easy to use tool which represents current list of tasks assigned within a project. More   
Macro, Tcl, Perl script support
Aldec simulators support several scripting methods varying in the level of abstraction and possible applications. More   
Debug and Analysis
Advanced Breakpoint Management
Simulations can be stopped on a breakpoint. Aldec supports both breakpoints in the source code as well as signal breakpoints. More   
Interactive Code Execution Tracing
Stepping through source code is one of the most common debugging procedures. Stepping is executing code one line at a time More   
Waveform Viewer
The Accelerated Waveform Viewer is a high performance tool for graphical presentation of simulation data stored in a binary simulation database (*.asdb). More   
Hierarchical References to/from VHDL (Signal Agent)
The Signal Agent in VHDL allows monitoring and driving VHDL signals from any VHDL block. More   
Post Simulation Debug
Post Simulation Debug is an advanced feature that allows users to observe the simulation results after the simulation has been finished. More   
Multiple Waveform Windows
In large designs where multiple signals must be observed during simulation, keeping them in one waveform window is inconvenient: since all signals cannot fit in one window, frequent scrolling is required to get to the desired waveform data. More   
Waveform Comparison
The Compare Waveforms option compares waveforms displayed in the Waveform window with pattern waveforms from a specific waveform file. More   
Memory Viewer
The Memory Viewer is a debugging tool that has been designed to display memory objects defined in an active design. More   
Plot Window
Plot window is a debugging tool that visually represents large arrays of data. It support four different plot types and enables HDL design and verification engineers to not only visualize large data sets but also visualize and analyze relations between any objects in their design with no additional programming required. More   
Image Viewer
Image windows is a debugging tool that displays image stored in a memory-like simulation object (Image) or visualizes simulation object values by a color (Color Map). More   
FSM debug
FSM window is debugging tool that allows observing finite state machine operations. This tool generates a transition graph of any simulation object and shows transitions among object states (or signal values). More   
Integrated Source Level C/SystemC Debugger
Riviera-PRO allows simultaneous and seamless debugging of pure SystemC designs and mixed HDL-SystemC in a single environment. More   
Assertions Debugging
Design and verification engineers who implemented assertions and covers in their project can observe their behavior during regular simulation and debugging in multiple windows. More   
Synopsys® (formerly SpringSoft) Verdi™ FSDB Interface
Riviera-PRO output FSDB files that work with Synopsys (formely SpringSoft) Verdi and legacy Debussy debuggers. Riviera-PRO work with Synopsys products in post-processing mode(PSD). More   
X-Trace helps you quickly identify the cause of unexpected values by reporting information on changes from valid to unknown, uninitialized, or user-defined values in the simulated model. More   
The Dataflow window is a powerful tool that allows designers to explore the connectivity of an active design and analyze dataflow among instances, concurrent statements, signals, nets, and registers during simulation. More   
Classes Window
The Classes window is a debugging tool that presents SystemVerilog classes in the form of a hierarchical tree view. More   
UVM Graph & Toolbox
UVM Graph is a tool that presents architecture of the UVM-based testbenches in a graphical format. More   
Single or Mixed Language
Most ALDEC simulator configurations support mixed (VHDL and Verilog) designs, but single language (VHDL-only or Verilog-only) configurations are also available. More   
Verilog Programming Language Interface (PLI/VPI)
The Verilog PLI (Programming Language Interface) and VPI (Verilog Procedural Interface) provide a standard mechanism to access and modify data in a simulated Verilog model. More   
VHDL Programming Language Interface (VHPI)
The VHPI interface provides a standard means to access data in VHDL models elaborated in Active-HDL and Riviera-PRO. More   
SystemVerilog IEEE 1800 DPI 2.0
DPI, or the Direct Programming Interface, is the next generation interface between SystemVerilog code and foreign C/C++ code. More   
Value Change Dump (VCD and Extended VCD) Support
The VCD (Value Change Dump) file format is specified in the IEEE Std. 1364-1995 standard. The VCD file is an ASCII file containing header information, variable definitions, and variable value changes. More   
Incremental Compilation
With incremental compilation, small change in one of many design sources does not require recompilation of the entire design. Compilers working in incremental mode can ignore not only files that were not changed, but also areas of larger files that were not modified. More   
Multi-Threaded Compilation
Compilers can utilize newer workstations with multiple processors/processor cores to simultaneously translate different parts of the design, significantly reducing compilation times. More   
Simulation Model Protection
Library protection offers four security levels when compiled models are distributed in the form of library files without releasing their source code. More   
VHDL IEEE 1076™-2008 Encryption
Using standard design source encryption is a much easier form of managing IP creation and delivery than any kind of binary file encryption. Riviera-PRO supports standard methodology introduced in IEEE Std. 1076-2008. More   
Verilog® IEEE 1364™-2005 Encryption
Using standard design source encryption is a much easier form of managing IP creation and delivery than any kind of binary file encryption. Riviera-PRO supports standard methodology introduced in IEEE Std. 1364-2005. More   
Altera® Language-Neutral Libraries
This option enables Aldec customers with VHDL only license to simulate the most recent Altera Libraries and Megafunctions without purchasing a separate Verilog license (which is required as some of the design units, as well as Megafunctions generated by the MegaWizard™ in Quartus® 11.0, are written in Verilog/SystemVerilog). More   
Option (VHDL Only)yesyes
Microsemi® Language-Neutral Libraries
This option enables Aldec customers with VHDL-only license to simulate the Microsemi IP without purchasing a separate Verilog license More   
Option (VHDL Only)yesyes
Xilinx® SecureIP Support
Aldec simulators support the SecureIP methodology of IP delivery implemented in Xilinx tools. More   
Option (VHDL Only)yesyes
32/64-Bit Cross-Compatible Libraries
Library compatibility across different platforms enables more efficient work of teams working on the same projects, but equipped with different workstations. One set of design libraries can be kept in a convenient location with easy access from all team members. More   
64-Bit Simulation
The ability for the simulator to run at 64-bit bus throughput application speeds and utilize extended memory. (Not applicable on Riviera-PRO LV). More   
Simulation Performance Optimization (Verilog/SystemVerilog, VHDL)
The Verilog RTL & Gate performance optimizer accelerates simulation of all types of Verilog designs, including designs with timing, gate-level designs, and designs with predominantly behavioral code. More   
Dynamic Object Tracing
Dynamic Object Tracing refers to advanced capability of Riviera-PRO framework that enables representing SystemVerilog class objects in Waveform Viewer. More   
Transaction-Level Visual Debugging
Transaction-Level Visual Debugging refers to advanced capability of the Waveform Viewer that enables representing simulation data at a higher level of abstraction. More   
Profiler (Performance Metrics)
The Profiler identifies design units or code sections that put the greatest strain on the simulator. This information is valuable for optimizing the simulation environment and improving performance. More   
SFM (Server Farm Manager)
Due to the complexity of contemporary designs, there is a need for extensive testing of new products. Server Farm Manager (SFM) shifts the regression paradigm and provides not only simulation technology but also a tool for automatic management of thousands of parallel simulations. More   
Option 2Option 2yes
Hardware Assisted Verification (Acceleration and Emulation)
Acceleration speeds up verification by co-simulating HDL code and portions of the design pushed into hardware (mainly well tested blocks or IP blocks). Emulation allows in-hardware simulation and extensive debugging of large systems that will eventually work on different platform. More   
Option 3Option 3Option 3
Assertions and Coverage Tools
Code Coverage (Statement/Branch, Expression/Condition, Path), Toggle Coverage, Functional Coverage (OSVVM) + New UCIS-compatible Aldec Coverage Database.
Code Coverage is a debugging tool that aids the verification process. More   
PSL IEEE 1850, SystemVerilog IEEE 1800™, OpenVera Assertions and Functional Coverage (Assertion)
Specification of properties and their use in assertions and functional coverage is the essential element of designing modern systems and their verification algorithms. More   
Functional Coverage (Covergroup)
Functional Coverage can provide information about the quality of the design verification process. More   
Co-Simulation Interfaces
Keysight SystemVue® (formerly Agilent Test and Measurement)
Keysight SystemVue co-simulation interface reduces development time and effort by enabling continuous test verification through the system and hardware development process. More   
MathWorks Simulink®
The Simulink Interface simplifies verification of hardware designs by providing robust visualization and analysis toolsets. More   
MathWorks MATLAB®
Aldec simulators integrate The MathWorks' intuitive MATLAB language and a technical computing environment. More   
Design Rule Checking
ALINT with Basic Rule Library
Aldec® ALINT™ analyzes VHDL, Verilog and Mixed Language HDL code during compilation, prior to simulated or synthesized. More   
Option 4yesyes
DO-254 Verilog or VHDL Rule Library
ALINT supports new sets of rules that facilitate compliance with DO-254. More   
Option 4Option 4Option 4
STARC Verilog or VHDL Rule Library
STARC® based programmable design and coding guideline checker of complex system-on-chip designs. More   
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RMM (VHDL and Verilog)
Reuse Methodology Manual (RMM) design rule library is based on the industry-proven manual from Synopsys Inc. and Mentor Graphics Corp. which defines the methodology for effective design reuse and verification. More   
Option 4Option 4Option 4
Floating License
The network floating configuration (multiple users) is based on a license started on a remote machine (license server) running on the Windows or Linux platform. More   
One Year Time Based License
One Year Time Based License (TBL) grants a designer a license to use the product for a period of one year. A 1 year support contract is included with the purchase of TBL license. More   
Perpetual License
A perpetual license is a license with no expiration date. A 1 year support contract is included with the purchase of perpetual license. More   
Supported Platforms
Linux® (32/64-Bit)
Linux x86/x86_64 support. More   
Windows® 10/8.1/8/7/2012/2008/2003 - (32/64-Bit)
Builds are tested on all the latest platforms to ensure correct operation on users' workstations. More   
Option 2 - Server Farm Manager is a separate Aldec product
Option 3 - Hardware Assisted Verification is a separate Aldec product - HES
Option 4 - ALINT™ is a separate Aldec product, STARC, DO-254 and RMM packages are sold separately
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