Hitachi Cable, Ltd. Deploys ALINT™ on Next Generation FPGA Design

  Hitachi Cable, Ltd. Deploys ALINT™ on Next Generation FPGA Design

Business Wire

HENDERSON, Nev. -- January 7, 2013

Aldec, Inc., the leading provider of design creation and verification
solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced today that Hitachi Cable,
Ltd., (head office: Tokyo, Japan; hereafter, “Hitachi Cable”), the leading
developer of communication and transmission technologies for the information
and energy sectors, has adopted ALINT™ as a part of the RTL review and
validation process in its corporate FPGA design flow.

Hitachi Cable performed an extensive analysis of ALINT on one of its current
designs targeting the largest FPGA available in the market today. The product
achieved the required critical mass from the engineering divisions to be
deployed in its FPGA design flow to ensure early bug detection, perform
automated code reviews and enforce uniform RTL coding style across the

"Based on a common fact that verification takes up to 70% of entire design
cycle, we believe in starting verification tasks at the very early stages of
design flow when cost and efficiency of fixing bugs are optimal," said
Koichiro Seto, General Manager, Hitachi Cable Core Technology Dept. "Since we
started using ALINT, we have identified several critical problems in our
current RTL design, including complex hierarchical issues that would otherwise
result in excessive routing delays. We also worked diligently with Aldec-Japan
local Applications Team to deploy automated code reviews based on STARC rules
and custom design policies tuned to detect issues critical to our environment.
So far we have seen many positive indicators of Aldec products helping us to
attain excellent results and lower overall development cost."

"We are pleased that Hitachi Cable has selected Aldec for their current and
next generation FPGA designs, and we look forward to working further with
Hitachi Cable as we expand our business in Japan," said Dmitry Melnik, Product
Manager, Aldec Software Division. "With FPGA designs being no simpler than
ASICs nowadays, we are seeing more and more interest for traditionally ASIC
tools and design policies from FPGA design teams. Well-known for a large FPGA
user base, Aldec has incorporated many features key to the FPGA designers into
ALINT, including the unique support for FPGA vendor primitives, precompiled
FPGA vendor libraries, and lowest false violation ratios, making the tool
stand out from competition, which has been proven once again by Hitachi Cable
adopting ALINT."

About Hitachi Cable

Hitachi Cable, Ltd. has been continually pursuing advanced transmission
technologies in the fields of energy and information. Their business scope is
expanding to such areas as industrial infrastructure products, electronic and
automotive products, information systems devices and materials and metal
materials and component products. To provide even greater speed, accuracy and
efficiency in the areas of power and information transmission, Hitachi Cable
will remain committed to developing products and services for a range of
industrial fields. In fulfilling this commitment, the Company is supporting
customers around the world while contributing to society.

About Aldec

Aldec Inc., headquartered in Henderson, Nevada, is an industry leader in
Electronic Design Verification and offers a patented technology suite
including: RTL Design, RTL Simulators, Hardware-Assisted Verification, ASIC
Prototyping, Design Rule Checking, IP Cores, DO-254 Functional Verification
and Military/Aerospace solutions.

Aldec is a registered trademark of Aldec, Inc. All other trademarks or
registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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