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Mentor extends support to Xilinx FPGAs

Posted: 04 Apr 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:synthesis solution 

Mentor Graphics Corp. reports that its suite of advanced synthesis products now supports Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs from Xilinx Inc. Support for the new Virtex-5 FXT platform is available now in the Mentor Graphics Precision RTL and Precision RTL Plus products, providing synthesis for quickly implementing large, cost-efficient system-level designs, says the company.

�Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs provide integrated solutions for designs that previously required an ASIC or ASSP, reducing design respins and overall development costs,� said Simon Bloch, general manager, Mentor Graphics Design Creation and Synthesis Division. �Our mutual customers will benefit from our physical synthesis solution that has the ability to analyse and manage large complex designs that can be implemented into the new Virtex-5 FXT platform.�

The Precision Synthesis product forms the centerpiece of Mentor Graphics FPGA flow. With advanced support for ASIC prototyping (support for DesignWare libraries, SDC constraints, gated-clock handling, etc.) plus advanced implementation and optimisation techniques such as automatic mapping and inferencing of dedicated DSP and RAM blocks, the Precision Synthesis product works with high-end FPGAs. In addition, the Precision Synthesis product comes with design analysis capability. This, says Mentor, allows designers to cross-probe between multiple views as well as to perform interactive static timing for rapid "what-if" analyses.

Meanwhile, the Precision RTL Plus product offers capabilities such as vendor-independent physical synthesis, automatic incremental synthesis and patent-pending functionality.





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