BEDFORD, USA: GateRocket Inc., the leading supplier of verification and debug solutions for advanced FPGAs, announced a collaborative solution with Mentor Graphics Corp. that streamlines the verification-through-synthesis flow for advanced FPGA design.
The solution is especially well-tuned for developers of FPGAs targeting safety-critical applications in military and aerospace markets. It combines the performance and efficiency of GateRocket's tool set for FPGA debug and verification with Mentor's Precision Synthesis solution, a high-performance FPGA tool suite that is also the industry's first rad-tolerant synthesis-based solution.
In addition to new levels of performance and efficiency throughout the FPGA design process for any type of application, the integration allows designers to more efficiently verify and debug important high-reliability features such as synthesis-based triple modular redundancy (TMR) and compliance with safety-critical standards such as DO-254.
The collaboration expands GateRocket's support for industry-leading FPGA synthesis tools, enabling a more efficient design flow for users of Mentor's Precision Synthesis products.
The GateRocket offering, which includes the RocketDrive verification platform and RocketVision debug tool, significantly reduces excessive iterations through synthesis and place-and-route caused by unforeseen design errors introduced by IP blocks and downstream design flows.
It also allows the verification of the FPGA to be done by using the targeted FPGA itself, in the RocketDrive system, which provides unmatched accuracy as well as enhanced verification performance.
The resulting methodology cuts the number of synthesis-to-place-and-route iterations typically required in the development of complex FPGAs, a growing bottleneck as FPGAs increase in size and complexity.
Support for Mentor's Precision Synthesis complements GateRocket's collaboration with Mentor's verification solutions -- ModelSim and Questa -- to provide a unique flow that integrates simulation, synthesis, and hardware test.