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Wave VCD viewer is designed to bring digital design simulation results to your desktop PC. In a digital design environment the HDL designs are typically simulated in EDA workstations. The result of these simulations are saved in a file in VCD (value change dump file) format. Traditionally the VCD files are viewed on workstations which often becomes a resource limitation. Another option is to emulate an X-Window terminal on the PC. In this case, the viewer runs at the workstation, while PC receives large amount of graphic data from the viewer over the network.
Wave runs directly as an application on the PC and frees up the workstation. It uses a fast rendering algorithm to view large VCD files.