TORONTO--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - OnPoint™, register transfer level (RTL) debugging and error localization software from Vennsa Technologies Inc., has made DeepChip's list of Top 5 tools at this year's Design Automation Conference (DAC) for the second consecutive year.

"Users know where the pain is and it's in verification," says John Cooley, moderator of "That's why a tool like OnPoint is considered hot by DeepChip readers."

During DAC, Vennsa demonstrated OnPoint 2.0, featuring advanced causality analysis for forward debugging, along with a set of performance features to enhance scalability, accuracy and resolution. The latest version includes two years' worth of designer feedback. It eliminates the tedious and time-consuming manual debugging effort and makes the overall process faster and more intuitive.

"We're delighted OnPoint made DeepChip's list again this year," notes Dr. Andreas Veneris, Vennsa's president and chief executive officer. "It's especially gratifying to read that one anonymous engineer thinks OnPoint is clever because it can determine if the same bug is firing multiple checkers. Indeed it is, because OnPoint defines the next generation in debug automation for EDA users."

The list, published September 21, was compiled by John Cooley and can be found at:

About is a 21-year old clearinghouse where chip designers contribute first-hand evaluations and benchmarks of commercial EDA tools. The DeepChip mailing list has 33,018 subscribers and it's widely read to get an uncensored view what chip designers really think about current EDA tools. Web site:

About Vennsa
Vennsa Technologies Inc. is dedicated to the automation of debugging and error localization. Its breakthrough OnPoint™ tool is the industry's only automated debugging software that localizes the source of functional errors without any user guidance. When failures occur, OnPoint quickly identifies the root cause of errors and provides error fixes so the user can remove the bugs. Vennsa Technologies is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with dedicated sales force in US and in Japan. Telephone: (416) 829-0091. Email: Website:

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