Scansion Beta 8 Released

Scansion version 0.8 is now available for download. It contains a variety of new features and conveniences. Plus it includes a few bug fixes. This is a free but time limited beta which will be inoperable after 11/31/2008.

We really need your help in identifying the remaining bugs and issues, so please contact us when you find anything that is causing you problems. You can also join our brand new forum to discuss any bugs, feature requests or other observations. We’d love to have your input.

New in Scansion Beta 8


  • Help is here! Scansion help is back (it disappeared for a few revs) and is now up to date.
  • Tab labels can be customized by double clicking on the tab (when not browsing).
  • Cursors can be dragged around in the trace view, and they will snap to events for the selected trace.
  • Support added for signed decimal radix.
  • The number of significant digits for floating point values to be shown in the waveform can be set in the Preferences panel.
  • Command-click on a waveform while a cursor is active will jump the cursor to the closest event at or prior to the clicked point.
  • Command up/down keys will selected the previous or next trace in the viewing trace list.
  • There is an option in the Preferences to have groups draw a separation line.
  • You can now jump to and center on the active cursor.
  • The font size used in the model browser (module and trace outlines) can be adjusted in the Preferences.
  • While browsing, you can select traces and add them to the trace list used in non-browsing mode.
  • A new trace group can be created composed of a selection of traces.
  • More improvements to speed and memory usage.
  • Beta period extended until 11/31/2008.

Bug Fixes in Beta 8

  • Some vectors >64b were displaying incorrect values with the decimal radix.
  • Vectors greater that 127b were always displaying incorrect values. Now, when signed or unsigned decimal radices are used, hex values will be displayed for vectors > 127b.
  • The Value column font size was not properly updated when trace size preference was changed.
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