Industry’s Highest Performance Simulation Solution

The Synopsys VCS® functional verification solution is the primary verification solution used by most of the world’s top 20 semiconductor companies. VCS provides the industry’s highest performance simulation and constraint solver engines. VCS’ simulation engine is natively able to take full advantage of current multicore and many-core X86 processors with state-of-the-art Fine-Grained Parallelism (FGP) technology, enabling users to easily speed up suitable high-activity long-cycle tests by allocating more cores at runtime.

In addition, the comprehensive VCS solution offers Native Testbench (NTB) support, broad SystemVerilog support, verification planning, coverage analysis and closure, and native integration with Verdi, the industry’s de-facto debug standard. VCS is uniquely positioned to meet designers’ and verification engineers’ needs to address the challenges and complexity of today’s SoCs. 

Key Benefits

Industry-leading performance and capacity

  • Compile time: Partition compile, Precompiled IP, Dynamic Reconfiguration
  • Runtime: Save/Restore, Constraint Solver optimization, Fine-Grained Parallelism 

Advanced simulation technologies

  • Native Low Power, X-Propagation, Direct Interfaces (DKI, DPI) to High-Level Modeling (SystemC, Matlab) and AMS simulation
  • Functional Verification Quality Analysis with Certitude®

Comprehensive planning, coverage and execution management native integration

  • VCS provides key turnaround time and ease-of-use benefits via native integration with Verdi® debug, VC Formal™ and VC VIP
Flow chart showing VCS simulation benefits and capabilities