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Create Fastest FPGA Designs with Altera Quartus II Software v13.0

Altera Quartus II software v13.0

Altera released version 13.0 of their Quartus II software. Quartus II v13 enables designs targeting Stratix V FPGAs to achieve the fastest Fmax of any FPGA in the industry with a two speed-grade advantage over the nearest competitor. Both the Subscription Edition and the free Web Edition of Quartus II software v13.0 are now available for download.

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Synopsys Synplify r2012.09 Synthesis Tools Reduce FPGA Implementation Time

Synopsys Synplify Pro and Synplify Premier FPGA synthesis tools v2012.09

Synopsys released the newest version of their Synplify Pro and Synplify Premier FPGA synthesis tools. The 2012.09 release of Synplify includes new multiple error isolation and incremental fix capabilities that accelerate FPGA implementation. The features enable FPGA designers and engineers deploying FPGA-based prototypes such as Synopsys’ HAPS systems to speed design project schedules by weeks.

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Altera Launches Quartus II Software Version 12.0, Now Four Times Faster

Altera Quartus II Software Version 12.0

Altera rolled out version 12 of their Quartus II development software for FPGA design. Quartus II software v12.0 offers faster compile times (up to four times faster), expanded device support (such as Altera’s SoC FPGAs), enhanced Qsys system integration and DSP Builder tools, and improved intellectual property (IP) core offerings. The Subscription Edition and the free Web Edition of Quartus II software version 12.0 are now available for download. The annual software subscription costs $2,995 for a node-locked PC license.

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Altera Quartus II Software Version 11.1

Altera rolled out version 11.1 of their Quartus II design software for CPLD, FPGA and HardCopy ASIC designs. Quartus II software version 11.1 includes expanded support for Altera’s 28nm FPGAs, including compilation support for Arria V and Cyclone V FPGAs and enhanced support for Stratix V FPGAs. Both the Subscription Edition and the free Web Edition of Quartus II software version 11.1 are now available for download.

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Synplify Pro and Synplify Premier FPGA Synthesis Tools, 2011.09 Release

Synopsys rolled out the 2011.09 software release of Synplify Pro and Synplify Premier FPGA synthesis tools. The latest version enables engineers to build higher reliability into FPGA designs through a new feature that provides automated creation and preservation of error-correction logic, including safe finite-state machines (FSMs). The 2011.09 release of the Synplify Pro and Synplify Premier synthesis tools is available now.

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Altera Quartus II Software v11.0

Altera launched version 11 of their Quartus II software for CPLD, FPGA and HardCopy ASIC designs. Quartus II v11 features the Qsys, expanded support for the Stratix V FPGA family, faster board bring-up, new performance monitoring capabilities in the external memory interface toolkit and improved usability with the Transceiver Toolkit. Both the Subscription Edition and the free Web Edition of Quartus II software version 11.0 are now available. Subscribers receive Quartus II software, the ModelSim-Altera Starter edition and a full license to the IP Base Suite. The annual software subscription is $2,995 for a node-locked PC license.

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Lattice Diamond 1.1 FPGA Design Software

Lattice Semiconductor rolled out version 1.1 of their Lattice Diamond FPGA design software. The new version features support for their new MachXO2 PLD family, completion of support for the LatticeECP3 FPGA family, and the initial release of Lattice’s own synthesis engine with support for the MachXO and MachXO2 product families. The Lattice Diamond software is available now for download for both Windows and Linux. Once downloaded and installed, it can be used with either the Lattice Diamond free license or the Lattice Diamond subscription license.

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Lattice PAC-Designer 6.0 Design Software

Lattice Semiconductor introduced version six of their PAC-Designer design software. Lattice PAC-Designer enables analog and board designers to integrate a circuit board’s power management and digital board management functions into the newly announced Platform Manager device family. PAC-Designer 6.0 features a simple, easy to learn, push-button design methodology. The tool enables engineers to implement designs into the FPGA portion of the Platform Manager devices. PAC-Designer software and companion ispLEVER Starter for Windows can be downloaded now for free.

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2010.09 Synplify Pro and Synplify Premier FPGA Synthesis Tools

Synopsys introduced the 2010.09 release of Synplify Pro and Synplify Premier FPGA synthesis tools. Synplify 2010.09 products reduce logic synthesis runtimes and enable faster post-netlist incremental design turns. The Synplify Pro and Synplify Premier 2010.09 tools now offer synthesis support for the SiliconBlue iCE65 FPGA family. The tools feature 4X synthesis runtime improvement, global placer, concurrent design development for teams, and support for DesignWare Library datapath and building block components for FPGA Implementation and ASIC Prototyping. Synplify Pro and Synplify Premier 2010.09 are available now. The 2010.09 Synplify FPGA synthesis tools are supported on Windows and Linux, 32 and 64-bit platforms.

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Synopsys Synplify and Synplify Pro Synthesis Tools for Lattice

Synopsys and Lattice Semiconductor have agreed to a multi-year extension to their agreement. Under the terms of the OEM agreement, Lattice Semiconductor will provide specific versions of Synopsys’ Synplify Pro and Synplify software as part of its programmable logic design environments (including the Lattice Diamond FPGA design platform). The logic synthesis partnership will benefit designers targeting Lattice CPLD and FPGA products.

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