FPGA News – 2007.11.13 – Late Edition

Xilinx Announces Next Generation Embedded Processing Solutions
Xilinx(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable solutions, announced its next generation Embedded Processing Solutions, providing design teams with enhanced system level performance, expanded flexibility and increased design environment productivity covering a broad range of applications. Anchored by an enhanced 32-128 bit Processor Local Bus (PLB), a component of the IBM CoreConnect(TM) bus standard, the platform delivers increased performance and scalability for future performance and feature requirements from Xilinx. The award-winning MicroBlaze(TM) 32-bit processor now includes the industry’s only configurable Memory Management Unit (MMU) that enables commercial-grade operating system (OS) support and is supported by a host of upgraded IP and design tools delivered with the Embedded Development Kit (EDK) version 9.2.

Opal-RT Launches HILBOX FX FPGA Accelerator for xPC Target
Opal-RT Technologies Inc., the leading provider of PC-based distributed real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop testing systems, announced HILBOX FX, an FPGA processor-based solution that integrates industrial computer systems using xPC Target from The Mathwork Inc.

Impulse Announces C-to-FPGA Compiler Support for Xilinx MicroBlaze
Impulse Accelerated Technologies, Inc. announced C-to-FPGA compiler support for the Xilinx® MicroBlaze(TM) v7 processor with MMU. The Impulse software tools allow embedded systems developers to create hardware-accelerated, single-chip applications that take advantage of the new MicroBlaze processor features and C-to-hardware acceleration for complex, performance-critical applications.

Synopsys Offers Altera’s Nios II Processor Core for ASIC Designs
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) and Synopsys, Inc., (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced that Altera’s popular Nios® II processor core will be available for licensing through Synopsys’ DesignWare® Star IP Program. Expanding on Altera’s existing FPGA and HardCopy® structured ASIC product deployment options, this new offering enables Nios II users to migrate their designs to standard cell ASICs. The Nios II processor core is the most widely used FPGA-based processor, with more than 5,000 electronics manufacturers—including the world’s top electronics OEMs—in the customer base.