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Xilinx releases latest version of System Generator

Posted: 09 Jun 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:xilinx? system generator v6.2? dsp development tool? matlab 7? simulink 6?

Xilinx Inc. released the v6.2 of its System Generator for DSP development tool that fully supports the Matlab 7 and Simulink 6 software packages, which were also introduced as part of The MathWorks Release 14.

According to Xilinx, the System Generator v6.2 provides performance and database enhancements that make it easier for designers to build sophisticated digital signal processing (DSP) systems with Virtex-II Pro and Spartan -3 series FPGAs.

"Matlab and Simulink are integral components of the Xilinx ecosystem for signal processing," said Jerry Banks, director of Worldwide DSP Solutions Marketing at Xilinx. "Supporting the latest software release from MathWorks is an important link in the system, and we made this a priority with our v6.2 release."

System Generator automates the design, debug and deployment of FPGA-based signal processing systems with push-button performance. Systems architects, DSP engineers, and hardware designers can model complete DSP systems in an integrated system-level design environment. The development tool also provides a high-speed HDL co-simulation interface to the ModelSim simulator from Model Technologies Inc.

Other capabilities include Matlab m-code compilation, fast system-level resource estimation, and high-speed hardware co-simulation interfaces, both a generic JTAG interface and PCI-based co-simulation for FPGA hardware platforms.

Matlab 7, a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for analyzing data and developing algorithms, includes advancements in the areas of programming and code efficiency, plotting and visualization, mathematics, data access and performance. Simulink is a platform for multidomain simulation and model-based design of dynamic, and Simulink 6 improves performance, responsiveness, modeling fidelity and workflow efficiency when modeling large systems.

The System Generator for DSP v6.2 tool is used with the Integrated Software Environment (ISE) 6.2i FPGA design suite from Xilinx. It is already shipping for $1,995 if purchased alone. Pricing packages are available when purchased with Xilinx's customer training programs. Additional information can be found at the company website.

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