Precision Synthesis Supports Xilinx 7 Series FPGA Devices

The Precision Synthesis tool, from Mentor Graphics, now supports Xilinx 28nm 7 series field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Engineers from Xilinx and Mentor Graphics worked together to smooth the transition to the new 7 series FPGA devices. Xilinx 7 series FPGAs are built on a low-power and unified FPGA architecture that scales across low-cost and ultra high-end families.

Precision Synthesis Tool Highlights

  • Supports 28nm Virtex-7 and Kintex-7 FPGA families now
  • Support for Artix-7 will follow
  • Works in conjunction with the Xilinx ISE Design Suite 13 to provide superior Quality-of-Results (QoR)
  • Designers can leverage the Precision tool’s support for SystemVerilog and mixed language support to implement designs
  • Engineers can decrease run time by utilizing the Precision tool’s automatic incremental synthesis and its integration with Xilinx SmartCompile
  • Mentor Graphics is the first EDA FPGA synthesis provider to offer physical synthesis support for Virtex-7 and Kintex-7 FPGA designs

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