Synopsys VCS Alternatives

    Synopsys VCS is described as 'HDL Simulator of System Verilog, Verilog, and VHDL for ASIC design and verification'. There are five alternatives to Synopsys VCS for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is gEDA Project, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Synopsys VCS are ModelSim (Freemium), Cadence Incisive (Paid), ICARUS (Free Personal) and Riviera-PRO (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2015

    1. The gEDA project has produced and continues working on a full GPL'd suite and toolkit of Electronic Design Automation tools. These tools are used for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      ModelSim-Altera Software
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    2. System Verilog, Verilog, VHDL, SystemC HDL Simulator for ASIC Design and Verification.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      London, U.K. 12 March 2003 - The Pixel Farm, a new company focused on innovation in the field of high-end digital post-production, announces today that it has become the exclusive licensee of the Icarus suite of tools developed by the Advanced Interfaces Group (AIG) at...
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      • Windows
      System Verilog, Verilog. VHDL, SystemC, HDL simulator targeting ASIC and large FPGA designs. (Wrongfully supports crappy OVM and UVM legacy trash libraries and hardware de-accelerators).
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