Microsemi will host a webinar on single event upset (SEU). Attendees will learn about the risks and consequences of configuration failures in Flash, Antifuse and SRAM FPGA technologies, as well as background information on the physical failure mechanisms associated with SEUs. The webcast is titled SEU Immunity: Is Your Design Really Safe? The online seminar will take place Wednesday, April 17 at 8 am PDT.
Aldec rolled out ALINT 2012.01. The latest version features documentation support that addresses the strict guidelines placed on various safety-critical industries such as DO-254 for avionics, IEC 61508/61513 for nuclear and ISO 26262 for automotive. The ability to generate a report with complete analysis of detected violations and justification of waivers can help engineers decrease the effort in documentation and reporting. ALINT 2012.01 with support for VHDL or Verilog DO-254 design rule plug-in is available now.
GateRocket teamed with Mentor Graphics to streamline the verification-through-synthesis flow for FPGA design. The integrated solution features GateRocket’s tool set for FPGA debug and verification with Mentor’s Precision Synthesis FPGA tool suite, which is a rad-tolerant synthesis-based solution. The Ssynthesis flow enables designers to more efficiently verify and debug high-reliability features such as synthesis-based triple modular redundancy (TMR) and compliance with safety-critical standards such as DO-254.
Mentor Graphics released Precision Synthesis 2010a for FPGA synthesis. The latest version features new capabilities for mil-aero and safety-critical applications, integration with other Mentor tools, Quality-of-Results (QoR) improvements, synthesis for lower power, and encryption based on the IEEE P1735 standard. The Precision Synthesis product line is available now with a starting price of approximately $21,000.