AMIQ EDA Announces its Design and Verification Tools Eclipse IDE Supports First Release of Accellera Portable Test and Stimulus Standard (PSS)

EDA today announced its Design and Verification Tools (DVT) Eclipse
IDE supports Portable Test and Stimulus Standard (PSS) 1.0 as released
by Accellera Systems Initiative.

Portable stimulus provides a standard way to specify intent and behavior
that is reusable across target platforms, including simulation,
emulation, and silicon. The new standard defines two alternative formats
for specifying PSS models: a domain-specific language (DSL) and a set of
C++ classes. The two formats are semantically equivalent so that users
can mix and match PSS models from different sources.

With the new support in DVT Eclipse IDE, verification engineers can
develop robust portable stimulus descriptions in much less time.
Features now available for PSS include on-the-fly compilation and error
detection with quick-fix proposals, hyperlinks to jump to declarations
and usages, context sensitive auto-completion of PSS constructs,
structural views for browsing type and component hierarchies, project
database queries, diagrams, rename refactoring, and source code

New languages such as PSS DSL present challenges for learning and
adoption. While C++ is a well-established language, the PSS C++ classes
are new and therefore also require time to master. Support for both
formats in DVT Eclipse IDE significantly reduces time to proficiency and
offers users improved productivity and predictability.

“Engineers specifying PSS models now have the same benefits as the users
of the other languages and formats that DVT Eclipse IDE supports,
including SystemVerilog, VHDL, e, C/C++, SLN, UPF, and CPF,” said
Cristian Amitroaie, CEO of AMIQ EDA. “As long-time members of the
Accellera Portable Stimulus Working Group, we have followed this
standard every step of the way and are pleased to offer immediate


AMIQ EDA provides design and verification engineers with
platform-independent software tools that enable them to increase the
speed and quality of new code development, simplify debugging and legacy
code maintenance, accelerate language and methodology learning, improve
testbench reliability, extract automatically accurate documentation, and
implement best coding practices. Its solutions, DVT Eclipse IDE, DVT
Debugger, Verissimo SystemVerilog Testbench Linter, and Specador
Documentation Generator have been adopted worldwide. AMIQ strives to
deliver high quality solutions and customer service responsiveness. For
more information about AMIQ EDA’s solutions, visit

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