Link for ModelSim Leads to Innovation Award for MathWorks and Mentor

4/14/2004 - The MathWorks and Mentor Graphics (NASDAQ: MENT) announced that The MathWorks software tool Link for ModelSim® won the EDN Innovation of the Year Award in the EDA: Design Exploration category. This exclusive awards program honors outstanding electronic products, ranging from integrated circuits to test equipment, and the creative engineers who invent them. The editors of EDN selected Link for ModelSim, which provides a co-simulation interface between The MathWorks MATLAB® and Simulink® technical computing and simulation environments and Mentor Graphics® ModelSim®, the company’s high-performance, high-capacity HDL simulator, as a finalist from a field of hundreds of candidates. EDN readers then chose the winners from sixteen product categories via an on-line ballot. The winners of the 2003 EDN Innovation Awards were announced at the 14th annual awards ceremony on March 29th at the W Hotel in San Francisco, California.

"Despite a tough economy in 2003, it's clear that the innovative spirit is still flourishing in the electronics industry," said Maury Wright, editor-in-chief of EDN Magazine. "The recipients of the EDN Innovation Award represent the best of the best in developing the products and technologies that handle the interface to the analog world, that carry the computational burden for multimedia and communications, and that implement test, development, and design for semiconductors and systems via software.”

Link for ModelSim is the first product to integrate MathWorks products directly into a hardware verification flow. System engineers use MATLAB and Simulink to create behavioral models of hardware systems that serve as executable specifications for implementation. Link for ModelSim provides system-level verification, software test benching, component modeling, and analysis capabilities. As a result, engineers can easily verify the HDL implementation against its original specification in MATLAB or Simulink, and gain rapid insight into HDL implementation problems. Engineers can now incorporate HDL into system-level simulations to automate a critical step in the verification process, dramatically reducing development time and minimizing the potential for errors.

"We are pleased that The MathWorks Link for ModelSim® co-simulation interface is lauded by our industry peers," said Robert Hum, vice president and general manager, design verification and test division, Mentor Graphics. “Mentor Graphics and The MathWorks are committed to providing designers with an innovative, efficient tool flow to co-simulate, test and verify mixed-system level design descriptions in MATLAB or Simulink with VHDL and Verilog."

“We are delighted to be recognized with Mentor Graphics as industry leaders by EDN and their readers,” said Ken Karnofsky, director of marketing, signal processing and communications, The MathWorks. “By partnering with Mentor Graphics to deliver an integrated system-level verification flow, we are providing a much needed capability for engineers in the rapidly expanding market for FPGAs as a platform for high-performance DSP, as well as the ASIC/SoC signal processing market.”

About The MathWorks
The MathWorks is the world's leading developer of technical computing software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set based on MATLAB and Simulink, The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other industries. The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,000 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts. For additional information, visit

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About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $675 million and employs approximately 3,700 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site: Mentor Graphics and ModelSim are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation.

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