Elektrobit Corporation (EB) recently used Mentor Graphics’ Catapult® C Synthesis product to accelerate creation of their next-generation wireless technology. Elektrobit selected the Catapult C Synthesis product based on the tool’s ability to synthesize pure ANSI C++ and increase hardware designer productivity up to 10x.
The Catapult C Synthesis tool is the first product to automatically generate RTL from a pure ANSI C++ source where both the core algorithm and interface are untimed. This productivity improvement gives designers time and freedom to automatically perform detailed design exploration of different micro-architectural options and interface scenarios to quickly achieve fully optimized hardware designs for either ASIC or FPGA implementations. Catapult’s SystemC verification extension offers integration to industry standard SystemC verification platforms and tools providing a complete ESL design and verification methodology.