Product Description: AAGHDL Software

ACUGEN® Model Files into GenRad HILO TM Format

AAGHDL software automatically converts ACUGEN Software's ATGEN® model files into GenRad HILO format structural simulation models. This product, when used in conjunction with ATGEN test generation software, allows conversion of raw PLD JEDEC files into HILO models.

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Great for Functional Board Test Simulations in System HILO

Successful functional board test programs require mountains of diagnostic data (either for guided probe or fault dictionary). GenRad’s System HILO product is one of the most effective tools for producing diagnostic data as part of a functional board test program. However, HILO needs models for all devices on the board, which usually include a multitude of PLDs. Since every PLD design is different, users need to create a new model for each PLD design on the board. Since creating and verifying models is laborious and time consuming, the most cost effective solution is to use our AAGHDL product to generate the models automatically from the JEDEC file. If the designer changes the design, just rerun the AAGHDL program -- it is as simple as that!

Wide Range of PLD Types

AAGHDL supports all PLD types supported by ATGEN software. See our "Device Models Price List" document for a complete list.

Accurate timing available

Accurate timing is most valuable in applications that do guided probe diagnosis at clock-rate. The AAGHDL product includes timing data on thousands of PLDs, organized by PLD manufacturer order part numbers. Timing data includes primarily delay information, not pulse width, frequency, setup, hold and other margins.

Easy to Use

The translator is invoked by typing "AAGHDL" and operating a menu/fill-in-the-form interface that helps you choose the right device part numbers.

Technical Support Service and Updates

Technical support is provided under the support plan for your particular ATGEN base product.


AAGHDL software must be run on a computer that has an ATGEN base product installed. AAGHDL supports whatever models are installed with the ATGEN base product.

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