MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: Synopsys Inc. has announced enhanced FPGA synthesis support is available for Actel Corp.'s new SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGAs.
Synopsys' Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis tools have been enhanced to offer advanced support and timing optimization for the flash-based FPGA architecture that provides the programmable digital portion of the SmartFusion devices.
"Providing programmable digital and analog logic with an embedded processor all in one device is a powerful combination," said Jeff Garrison, director of FPGA product marketing at Synopsys. "The SmartFusion devices, combined with Synopsys' technology-leading Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis product, provide designers with a robust, cost-saving solution for their embedded applications. Synopsys and Actel have worked in close collaboration for many years for the benefit of our mutual customers and support for SmartFusion devices is the latest example."
"SmartFusion is a unique solution, integrating a wide variety of functionality into a single chip," said Jim Davis, vice president, software and systems engineering at Actel. "Synopsys continues to support Actel's existing and emerging products with leading edge FPGA synthesis technology, which along with the Libero Tool Suite provides a complete and valuable design solution to our customers."
The enhanced version of Synopsys' Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis tool is available now. Active customers who have obtained Synplify Pro software through the Actel Libero Integrated Develop Environment or directly from Synopsys will receive support for SmartFusion devices at no extra cost.