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NAME

       vcd2lxt - Converts VCD files to interlaced or linear LXT files

SYNTAX

       vcd2lxt [VCDFILE] [LXTFILE] [option]...

DESCRIPTION

       Converts VCD files to interlaced or linear LXT files.  Noncompressed interlaced files will
       provide the fastest access, linear files will provide the slowest yet  have  the  greatest
       compression ratios.

OPTIONS

       -stats Prints  out  statistics  on  all  nets  in  VCD  file in addition to performing the
              conversion.

       -clockpack
              Apply two-way subtraction algorithm in order to identify nets whose  value  changes
              by  a  constant  XOR  or  whose  value increases/decreases by a constant amount per
              constant unit of time.  This option can reduce dumpfile size dramatically as  value
              changes  can  be  represented  by an equation rather than explicitly as a triple of
              time, net, and value.

       -chgpack
              Emit data to file after being filtered through zlib (gzip).

       -linear
              Write out LXT in "linear" format with  no  backpointers.   These  are  re-generated
              during  initialization  in  gtkwave.   Additionally,  use  libbz2  (bzip2)  as  the
              compression filter.

       -dictpack <size>
              Store value changes greater than  or  equal  to  size  bits  as  an  index  into  a
              dictionary.  Experimentation shows that a value of 18 is optimal for most cases.

EXAMPLES

       Note that you should specify dumpfile.vcd directly or use "-" for stdin.

       vcd2lxt dumpfile.vcd dumpfile.lxt -clockpack -chgpack -dictpack 18
              This turns on clock packing, zlib compression, and enables the dictionary encoding.
              Note that using no options writes out a normal LXT file.

       vcd2lxt dumpfile.vcd dumpfile.lxt -clockpack -linear -dictpack 18
              Uses linear mode for even smaller files.

AUTHORS

       Anthony Bybell <bybell@rocketmail.com>

SEE ALSO

       lxt2vcd(1) vcd2lxt2(1) gtkwave(1)