Specialized Applications Sometimes general-purpose tools and methodologies are not enough – designers need something that addresses very specific needs in their design. It can be an interface enabling/enhancing data exchange between different tools, customized hardware addressing specific verification problems or mixture of both software and hardware. The range of specialized applications supported by Aldec is constantly expanding and currently includes: Regression Manager (SFM application) that allows better management of verification resources. IP CORE Generator, the interactive source of parametrized, synthesizable design modules. MATLAB® and Simulink® Interfaces that enable enhancing HDL code with MATLAB functionality give Simulink access to HDL simulation. HDL Source Encryption for easier distribution and management of Intellectual Property.