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Forte, Summit collaborate on design, verification flow

Posted: 06 Dec 2005     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Forte Design Systems  Summit Design  electronic system-level  ESL  hardware description language 

Forte Design Systems and Summit Design Inc. have announced their collaboration to deliver an integrated solution that combines the strengths of the Vista SystemC IDE and Cynthesizer SystemC synthesis products.

The companies claim their partnership delivers a flow that improves validation of SystemC behavioral code targeted for Cynthesizer.

Working with common customers who use Vista together with Cynthesizer, the two companies said they were able to develop a proven, integrated flow. "We've been working with our customers and partners to continuously enhance support for the Cynthesizer production flow," said Brett Cline, VP of customer operations and corporate communications at Forte. Cline added that integrating Vista with their Cynthesizer will provide an enhanced SystemC flow, including creation, debug and behavioural synthesis, reducing the time necessary to create complex ASICs and SoCs.

"Vista provides the level of debug and insight that customers need in order to more easily develop SystemC designs for Cynthesizer," added Summit President and CEO Emil Girczyc. "For users, this results in faster time from specification to verified RTL."

In the combined flow, designers use Vista as an integrated development environment (IDE) for design creation, simulation and debugging. The verified SystemC behavioural designs are then automatically input to Cynthesizer to produce high-quality RTL hardware implementations. This flow accelerates the path from SystemC to verified RTL, yielding better results in less time, explained Forte.

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