Requirements Lifecycle Management

Spec-TRACER™ is a unified requirements lifecycle management solution designed specifically for FPGAs and ASICs. Spec-TRACER facilitates requirements management, traceability, tests management, impact analysis and reporting, and seamlessly integrates with windows-based HDL design and simulation tools. Spec-TRACER helps companies streamline the requirements engineering process, optimize the development cycle, improve collaboration, and reduce risk and costs.

Aldec SpecTRACER

Top Features Spec-TRACER

Requirements Capture

  • Automatic import from MS Word or Excel via heading styles or tags including requirements ID, name, description, tables and pictures
  • Direct Integration with DOORS (Import/Export Functionalities)
  • User-defined requirement attributes to give context to requirement characteristics, status and importance
  • Compare and track multiple version of requirements
  • Baseline requirements


  • Traceability links between requirements, HDL code, test cases, testbench, log files and waveforms are established easily
  • Generate upstream/downstream traceability reports

Change Impact Analysis

  • Know the impact of requirements changes before and after they occur
  • Know the exact number of projects elements that will be impacted

Tests Management

  • Create and manage verification plans
  • Track and analyze test status and test results after regressions including PASS/FAIL status, Code Coverage, Expression Coverage, Assertions Coverage and SystemVerilog Functional Coverage
  • Automatically generate traceability from tests to log files, waveforms, coverage database and html reports

Documentation and Reporting

  • Review requirements, test cases and test results against a checklist and generate review activities
  • Generate daily, weekly or monthly reports via batch
  • Create complex reports to implement company standards and templates
  • DO-254 Compliant Templates and Checklists