Mentor Graphics Supports Xilinx Virtex-5 TXT FPGA

Mentor Graphics Corporation’s (NASDAQ: MENT) advanced synthesis products will support the new Virtex®-5 TXT field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The Mentor Graphics Precision® RTL and Precision RTL Plus products offer immediate availability of synthesis support for designs targeting the Virtex-5 TXT FPGA platform.

The Precision Synthesis product line is at the center of Mentor Graphics FPGA flow. The Precision RTL Plus product offers breakthrough capabilities such as physical synthesis which provides industry-leading quality of results, automatic incremental synthesis to reduce the impact of late design cycle changes, and patent-pending functionality which enables the efficient utilization of architectural blocks.

With the most comprehensive mixed-language support including SystemVerilog, advanced support for application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) prototyping (support for DesignWare® libraries, SDC constraints, gated-clock handling, etc.), plus advanced implementation and optimization techniques such as automatic mapping and inferencing of dedicated DSP and RAM blocks, the Precision Synthesis product is uniquely suited to handle today’s high-end FPGAs. In addition, the Precision Synthesis products features an award-winning design analysis capability, allowing designers to cross-probe between multiple views as well as perform interactive static timing for rapid “what-if” analyses.

The new Virtex-5 TXT FPGA platform delivers more 6.5 Gbps GTX transceivers than any other FPGA to enable the development of 40G and 100G systems targeting networking, telecom, audio/video broadcast and medical imaging. By providing a single, programmable chip solution for applications such as 100Gigabit Ethernet MAC to Interlaken bridging, the Virtex-5 TXT FPGA platform addresses the needs of the fledgling 100Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) market by enabling equipment manufacturers to keep pace with the explosive growth in bandwidth requirements while minimizing power, board and component costs.

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