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Managing Requirements in Your Design Flow - ReqTracer

ReqTracer manages requirements in your FPGA and ASIC design flows. ReqTracer simplifies, automates and enables requirements traceability from specification of the hardware specification through HDL coding, implementation and validation.

Clearly tracking of hardware implementation for specified requirement validation has become a preferred development practice that is well suited for safety critical projects in medical, transportation, aerospace and military, but is equally significant for any complex ASIC or FPGA design.

Benefits and Features


  • Interactive requirements tracing and analysis tool
  • Enables traceability of design requirements from source all the way to the details of the design implementation and verification results
  • Interfaces to key Mentor design tools such and Questa, HDL Designer and Certe Testbench Studio
  • Links design and verification data into requirements-aware relationships
  • Confirms all design requirements have been implemented and fully tested
  • ReqTracer assists in linking requirements to design source and verification results. A variety of analysis and report generation can be done using the linked relationships between requirements, design and test data.
  • Unique ability to link together diverse data in a variety of formats bridging the traditional gap between requirements tools, design tools and test tools
  • ReqTracer has advanced interfaces with key Mentor hardware design tools allowing access to data in a requirements-aware context.


ASIC and FPGA Verification

  • ReqTracer bridges the gap between design spec and requirements to enhance both traditional (directed test) and advanced verification productivity and effectiveness.

Safety Critical Design for CEH / DO-254

  • ReqTracer provides detailed tracing of requirements into design source and verification results to demonstrate a verified implementation for regulatory compliance.

Project Management Best Practice

  • ReqTracer provides an interactive tool to help implement and track a requirements driven project development process and facilitate continuous process improvement.

Aerospace and Military Solutions

Aerospace and military customers design innovative products at lower cost and in less time while maintaining absolute assurance of safety and reliability. Aerospace and Military Solutions

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