Plunify Takes Altera Quartus II FPGA Tools to the Cloud

Plunify cloud platform for Quartus II tools

Plunify introduced the Altera Quartus II cloud platform for designing with Stratix, Cyclone and Arria FPGA devices. The cloud tool helps FPGA designers to accelerate chip design workflows, and save time and money in the process. Quartus II is an easy-to-use software platform for programmable logic design. The new relationship with Altera marks the production availability of Plunify’s cloud based solution for FPGA design.

FPGAAccel WEB gives access to the Plunify for Quartus II tools for easy start-up. With FPGAAccel Command Line, the Plunify for Quartus II tools can be incorporated right from the command line. Using the cloud, Plunify helps design engineers execute and analyze multiple timing closure attempts in parallel, speeding up design closure efforts.

Plunify’s cloud computing platform makes running and analyzing builds at scale much easier. Hardware design teams need to see if an existing design works when different parameters are applied, for example different FPGA software tool versions or changes in adjacent non-FPGA modules. Such regressions involve running multiple test vectors to quickly detect if something broke as a result of the changes. Plunify helps design engineers set up and execute regression workflows to evaluate many different scenarios at once.

Plunify also gives designers access to advanced analysis and verification tools as well as hardware on demand — on a pay for what you need, when you need it basis. By combining all of this into a one-stop-shop for chip design, Plunify’s approach can generate a savings of greater than 50 percent — with a TCO reduction of between 35% and 55%.

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