FPGA News – 2007.11.07

Mentor Graphics Adds SystemVerilog Support to HDL Designer
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) announced that, in support of the growing adoption of the SystemVerilog standard, its HDL Designer(TM) Series product has been extended to provide a platform for implementing SystemVerilog. The Mentor Graphics HDL Designer Series product is used to accelerate register transfer level (RTL) design reuse and optimize design creation, synthesis, and verification processes for complex application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) designs. Today, up to 80% of new ASIC and FPGA designs reuse RTL code from previous designs. The HDL Designer Series product formulates an optimum design-to-verification environment for creating and managing complex designs using VHDL, C/C++, PSL, Verilog, mixed-languages, and now, SystemVerilog.

LatticeECP2M FPGA Powers Technolabs CIPHOP 900 IP Digital Radio System
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced that Technolabs S.p.A. has selected the LatticeECP2M(TM) FPGA for use in its next generation “fast Ethernet over radio” microwave radio platform, the CIPHOP 900. The LatticeECP2M FPGA will be used to process the 10/100BaseT Ethernet data that is transmitted by the radio link after being processed by the modem demodulator.

DRC Reconfigurable Processor Unit Features Impulse C-based Acceleration
DRC Computer Corporation, the leading provider of dynamically reconfigurable coprocessor modules (Sunnyvale, CA), and Impulse Accelerated Technologies, Inc. maker of the popular Impulse C optimizing C-to-FPGA compiler (Kirkland, WA) announced the release of a highly integrated platform support package to compliment DRC’s RPU. The RPU is also used in the Cray XT5 Hybrid Computing Platform. DRC will be demonstrating Monte Carlo algorithm acceleration in their SC07 booth, for visitors involved in image processing, scientific, financial and other areas of high performance computing. SC07, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, is being held November 10 to 16, 2007 in Reno, Nevada. Impulse C will also be featured on a schedule available at the Cray booth.