Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announced that its Precision® Synthesis family of products and its Catapult® C Synthesis ANSI C++ high-level synthesis product support Altera Corporation’s 40 nanometer (nm) Stratix® IV field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The Stratix IV FPGAs meet the diverse needs of high-end applications in a large number of markets. Customers leveraging the Precision Synthesis technology in their Stratix IV FPGA designs will achieve fast timing closure and increased performance improvements, while lowering overall FPGA design development costs.
Altera and Mentor Graphics have worked closely together to ensure increased productivity and comprehensive design synthesis support for customers using the Precision Synthesis product for Altera Stratix IV FPGAs. Mentor’s Precision support of the Stratix IV devices is now available to customers in beta, with full production at the end of June.
Stratix IV FPGA libraries for Mentor’s Precision synthesis tool can be used to develop characterized libraries for Catapult C Synthesis. This benefits the Altera customer two-fold: the use of standard ANSI C++ to safely create high performance hardware found in wireless and image devices, and the custom accelerated libraries allow these customers to exploit the DSP blocks in the Stratix IV FPGA, enabling a much higher Fmax and improved performance.
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