Open source IDE for development in the Verilog hardware description language
Authors: Alec Panovici, Ghita Lucian, Pavel Dan, Raluca Ionescu
Family: IDEFamily JavaBasedEditors
Platform: Sun JVM
vIDE (which stands for Verilog IDE) is a fully featured, cross-platform, integrated environment for designing, testing and debugging Verilog applications. It aims to full OVI compliance. And, last but not least, IT'S FREE !!!
It has all you may ask from a last generation tool:
- Project management. Any item inside your project is only one click away, thanks to the project browser: all your symbols are hierarchically grouped inside a single tree.
- Integrated debugger. You can run step by step your sources and watch all the registers in any module. Although you can do everything with the mouse, you can still use the console, taking also advantage of the source-tracking and the watch system.
- Waveform viewer. While others plan to do it, we already had: a nice waveform viewer in which you can throw anything with only one click (aren't you hating double clicks ?). You can also save and load the waveform data for later analysis.