Synplify Tools Feature FPGA Synthesis Support for Xilinx IDS 13

Synopsys Synplify Pro, Synplify Premier and Synphony now offers synthesis support for the Xilinx ISE Design Suite (IDS) v13, which provides support for their 28-nanometer (nm) 7 series FPGAs. The Synopsys synthesis tools feature a hierarchical project manager that enables team-design collaboration with a mixed bottom-up/top-down approach that is integrated with Xilinx’s SmartGuide incremental place and route (P&R) technology. The updated FPGA synthesis tools are available now.

Synopsys FPGA Synthesis Support for Xilinx’s ISE Design Suite 13 Highlights

  • Enables high design performance for Virtex-7, Kintex-7 and Virtex-6 devices
  • Hierarchical project manager
  • Enables team-design collaboration with a mixed bottom-up/top-down approach
  • Integrated with Xilinx’s SmartGuide incremental place and route (P&R) technology
  • Speeds FPGA design development and RTL-to-board implementation
  • Synplify Premier’s Fast-Mode can speed FPGA synthesis by up to 10X (when combined with multiprocessing)
  • Jointly developed Design Preservation flow
  • Enables designers to iterate on targeted portions of the design while maintaining the performance of pre-implemented, pre-verified design blocks
  • Reduces design cycle time
  • Avoids re-verification of pre-verified blocks
  • Synphony high-level synthesis creates optimized FPGA implementations
  • Technology characterization, constraint generation for multi-rate, multi-clock implementations, and support for multipliers, DSP units and memories

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