October 31, 2012

Feedback

“ Using VisualSim at AMCC, we have been able to accelerate our architectural design and validation process. The functionality within the VisualSim library enabled the rapid development of a high-level SOC model allowing architectural validation through a host of dynamic traffic and process workloads.This provided feedback on key performance metrics including latency and utilization of shared resources, work queue build up and ; Quality of Service (QOS) efficiency throughout the SOC. The analysis validated the architecture choices, profiled the system performance and provided key metrics to the design leads at an early stage of the SOC development process. ”

                                                                                                              – Chris Bergen, CTO, AMCC   

 

“ Mirabilis Design’s focus on providing tools for FPGA architects to increase confidence in the architecture and eliminate design bottlenecks aligns with the goals of our ESL Initiative. Virtual prototyping of FPGA platforms using VisualSim can enable customers to optimize their specification to achieve the required performance, minimize system power and maximize functionality. ”

                                                                                                                 –  Steve Lass, Sr. Director of Marketing Xilinx 

 

“ Using VisualSim at Vitesse, we have been able to introduce an architectural design phase into the design flow with minimal disruption and an accelerated response time. Using the VisualSim Verilog verification suite, the RTL verification can now be tied to this system design, thus providing a closed- loop operation. Other solutions are too laborious, required knowledge of object-oriented software constructs and required a long learning curve for hardware designers. The specification phase is extremely short and VisualSim provides us a mechanism to eliminate system bottlenecks and validate the architecture within this time schedule. ”

                                                                                                           –  Colin Paterson, Design Center Director Vitesse 

 

” We modeled the internal pipeline of the Network Packet Search Engine at a fairly detailed level of abstraction. In summary, we found that their (the VisualSim) visual modeling technique did indeed save time, and certainly provided a better and more intuitive level of documentation. We successively replicated the functionality of our original SystemC model, ran it and extracted useful performance information in a significantly shorter time than we felt it would have taken to hand-code a similarly detailed model.The tool [VisualSim] provides a pretty comprehensive set of library building blocks, as well as statistical and vector-oriented traffic generators, and probes/displays, so a lot of modeling “grunt work” is taken care of. In short, if you are in the market for investigating GUI-based architecture/systems performance-modeling tools, I think this one is well worth a look. “

                                                                                                                                                                          –  Senior Fellow  

 

“ This [specification and early performance analysis] information is critical for all our programs. I don’t know of any other program [besides VisualSim] that can give us this information. ”

                                                                                                                    –  Systems Engineering Program Manager

 

“ I see how parameterized blocks can be very powerful. This is really the tool I needed for my last project. ”

 

                                                                                                                      –  Multimedia Processor Program Manager   

“ This would save substantial amount of time that we currently spend in writing and debugging C code . ”

                                                                                                                                                                          –  Technical Lead   

 

“ I was really impressed with VisualSim. Mainly with regards to the fact that the tool will let me focus on design aspects of the system under investigation rather than the mechanics of formulating the model. ”

                                                                                                                                                                           –  Research Fellow   

 

“ After having worked with different algorithm level tools like COSSAP, SPW and Ptolemy, your concept of combining analog, DSP and digital electronics on system level looks really innovative to me. ”

                                                                                                                                                       –  Senior Processor Architect  

” Boeing is always looking for ways to increase systems engineering productivity, enable greater levels of collaboration across design teams and achieve greater technical innovation Using VisualSim from Mirabilis Design, engineers can focus on design exploration without worrying about the underlying simulator and programming low level of components. VisualSim provides three valuable capabilities for Boeing: common modeling mechanism for systems engineers, hardware and software designers; graphical depiction for demonstration and design review; and scalability to support very large systems. “

                                                                                                                                               – Chief Systems Engineer Boeing

 

 

” Half the time and twice the accuracy. “

                                                                                                                                                   –  Systems Engineer