Navy chooses Verilog tool for avionics design

U.S. Navy engineers at the China Lake Naval Weapons Center in Ridgecrest, Calif., needed a system that would save them time and money in avionics design. So they chose the Verilog hardware description language simulator from Veribest Inc. in Boulder. Colo., to help design avionics boards and components.

Mar 1st, 1997

U.S. Navy engineers at the China Lake Naval Weapons Center in Ridgecrest, Calif., needed a system that would save them time and money in avionics design. So they chose the Verilog hardware description language simulator from Veribest Inc. in Boulder. Colo., to help design avionics boards and components.

"We couldn`t find a better alternative; the Verilog allows breadboard design in a schematic capture end-to-end through a simulator," says Mike Harker, an electronics engineer at China Lake. "It allows me to skip a lot of the breadboard steps. I can just sit at my desk and do it all in my head.

"It allows us to work with gate arrays instead of discrete logic and gives us quality language capabilities that we did not have," Harker continues. "We saved about two months of work and about $20,000 to $30,000 per design." The Navy is using the Verilog simulator for their F/A-18 fighter-bomber avionics.

The multilevel, digital logic simulator is Verilog-based for ASIC, FPGA, PLD, and PCB designs.

Configuration for data consists of Verilog form schematics, state diagrams, flowcharts, truth tables, SDF Verilog Source, and setup customization files. The data configured out is a simulation output database for use by other Veribest applications. - J.M.

For more information on the Veribest Verilog Simulator phone 1-800-VeriBest, or email info@veribest.com or visit their Web site at http://www.veribest.com.

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