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VIEWLOGIC EXTENDS ITS SIMULATION BACKPLANE TO MICROSOFT WINDOWS-BASED PC PLATFORMS

 MARLBORO, Mass., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewlogic Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIEW) today announced the electronic design automation (EDA) industry's first Microsoft Windows(TM)-based simulation backplane solution, SimBus for Windows(TM).
 The first implementation of SimBus for Windows enables designers to co-simulate analog and digital circuits on a PC, using Viewlogic's high-performance ViewSpice(TM) and ViewSim(TM) tools. ViewSpice is a new, state-of-the-art simulator based on the latest version of Berkeley SPICE (3F2) to insure the highest quality analog circuit simulations. ViewSim is a comprehensive VHDL and gate-level simulator.
 "Once again Viewlogic is extending its leadership and breaking new ground in design simulation by giving PC users the same powerful co- simulation capability previously available only to designers who use UNIX-based workstations," said Gene Robinson, Viewlogic's senior vice president of marketing and sales. "SimBus has been a huge success in the UNIX environment. With SimBus for Windows, many more designers reap performance and flexibility benefits that translate into unprecedented freedom of choice, which is what Viewlogic is uniquely all about."
 Viewlogic's SimBus for Windows analog/digital simulation solution has already demonstrated its unique value in an educational setting. SimBus for Windows, ViewSpice, and ViewSim are the exclusive tools being used to teach engineering students at technical schools in and around Paris, France about analog, digital and mixed A/D design.
 SimBus for Windows operates in Viewlogic's Workview PLUS(TM) design environment. Workview PLUS, a fully-integrated Windows-based EDA solution, is built on Viewlogic's OpenFrame(TM) framework, the only CFI (CAD Framework Initiative)-compliant framework available today. This gives designers complete freedom to mix-and-match best-in-class tools from any source to create a design environment optimized to their specific application requirements.
 Based on the same core technology as UNIX-based SimBus, SimBus for Windows uses Simbus Technology Integrations (STI) and inter-process communications (IPC) via standard Windows protocol, enabling co- simulation between multiple simulators. Viewlogic plans to offer STI packages linking many other simulators to SimBus for Windows, including a Verilog-compatible simulator.
 SimBus for Windows is priced at $4,000 and the STI for ViewSpice at $2,000. Both SimBus for Windows and STI are available immediately from Viewlogic and through Viewlogic distributors worldwide.
 Founded in 1984, Viewlogic Systems, Inc. is a worldwide supplier of electronic design automation solutions. Viewlogic's uniquely open, industry standards-based design framework, its software for UNIX- and DOS/Windows-based computing platforms, and its broad range of support services enable electrical engineers to design state-of-the-art electronic products more efficiently, reducing development cost and speeding time-to-market.
 Note: All products mentioned in this document are either trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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 /CONTACT: Patrick Pecorelli of Viewlogic Systems, Inc., 508-480-0881/
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