Synplicity, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNP) announced that Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis solution supports Virtex-5 FXT field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX). In addition, Synplicity has created an automated solution for integrating its Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis solution into the Xilinx Embedded Development Kit (EDK) so designers can achieve maximum productivity and quality of results for their embedded system designs. Synplify Pro software support for the Virtex-5 FXT platform is available now and pricing starts at $22,880 (US). Current Synplify Pro software customers on active maintenance will receive support for the new Virtex-5 FXT devices at no extra charge.
The Virtex-5 FXT platform comes with up to two PowerPC® 440 processor blocks, high-performance DSP and high-speed serial capabilities to deliver a comprehensive system-integration platform for high-performance applications such as audio/video broadcast, communications, military, aerospace and many others. One of the key reasons software customers targeting Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs get optimal timing and area results using the Synplify Pro tool is because the synthesis algorithms in the product have been developed to take advantage of the 6-input Look Up Tables (LUTs) that characterize the Virtex-5 family. Existing synthesis technology, based upon 4-input LUT architectures, will not be able to deliver optimal results when targeting Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs.
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