Synopsys and Achronix announce multi-year renewal of synthesis partnership

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 20 January 2012



(2012), "Synopsys and Achronix announce multi-year renewal of synthesis partnership", Microelectronics International, Vol. 29 No. 1.



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Synopsys and Achronix announce multi-year renewal of synthesis partnership

Article Type: Industry news From: Microelectronics International, Volume 29, Issue 1

Synopsys, Inc. and Achronix Semiconductor have announced a multi-year extension of their OEM agreement for Synopsys FPGA synthesis tools. The agreement continues to make Synopsys’ FPGA logic synthesis technology available to Achronix customers by expanding support of Synopsys’ Synplify Pro(r) software to Achronix’s latest generation of FPGAs, the 22 nanometer Speedster22i(tm) FPGA Platform. Achronix intends to deliver a Speedster22i FPGA-optimised version of Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis software to its customers as part of its Achronix CAD Environment (ACE) software package, to provide designers of these devices with high performance synthesis technology.

The version of Synplify Pro software optimised for Achronix FPGAs contains all the features of the standard version and continues to support the original Speedster(r) family of FPGAs. It is customised to support the innovative technologies of the Speedster22i Platform. Synplify Pro software allows FPGA designers to achieve aggressive timing goals more quickly than alternative tools due to its unique timing-driven approach to FPGA synthesis. In addition to new optimisations that take advantage of the advanced memory architecture in Speedster22i FPGAs, Synplify Pro software has also been customised with multi-processing for faster turnaround time for these higher capacity devices.

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