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Zeidman Consulting Partners With Ikos Systems For Network Emulation

CUPERTINO, CA (June 25, 2001) - Zeidman Consulting (, a leading consulting company and provider of software tools for engineers, today announced a low cost solution for assisting with the emulation of network devices. The software, called Molasses®, was developed with cooperation from leading hardware emulation company IKOS Systems and has been used successfully by IKOS VStation emulation customers

According to Dan Hafeman, Chief Technology Officer of IKOS, "The Molasses software gives us a flexible, low-cost solution for emulating network devices. This solution allows customers to emulate various network devices by connecting the VStation to an existing network and pumping through real packet data rather than the traditional method using pseudorandom data at a very slow speed. The combination of Molasses and VStation means a design can be emulated under real conditions at real network speeds."

"The software solution that we are patenting and have designed into Molasses," said Bob Zeidman, president of Zeidman Consulting, "is a network speed gate that provides much more flexibility, faster time-to-market, and lower cost than typical hardware speed gates. We're excited about working with a state-of-the-art company like Ikos."

About Molasses®
The patent-pending Molasses software runs on a personal computer that sits between your network and your hardware emulator. Molasses is easy to configure and upgrade for new network devices and new network protocols as they become available, and includes many features that enable easy debugging of your emulated hardware in real time. Molasses is available now starting at $10,000 per node. Discount pricing is available for bulk purchases.

About Zeidman Consulting
Zeidman Consulting is a contract research and development firm specializing in digital hardware and software design including ASICs, FPGAs, CPLDs, PCBs, firmware, and application software. Zeidman Consulting now offers tools for engineers, like Molasses®¬†which enables network device emulation in a real network. The corporate headquarters is at 7599 Squirewood Way, Cupertino, CA, 95014, (408) 255-9279.

About Ikos
IKOS Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: IKOS) is a technology leader in high-performance design verification solutions including hardware and software simulation for language-based design, logic emulation for system integration and compatibility verification, and verification services. The company's mission is to develop and deliver high performance solutions that enable their customers to verify the functional correctness of their complex electronic system design. IKOS has direct sales operations in North America, UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan, and India, and a distribution network throughout Asia-Pacific and Israel. The corporate headquarters is at 79 Great Oaks Blvd., San Jose, Calif., 95119, (408) 284-0400. For more information, visit

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Molasses is a trademark of Zeidman Consulting. IKOS and VStation are trademarks of IKOS Systems Inc. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies and should be treated as such.


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