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Actel rolls out latest Libero IDE

Posted: 07 Jul 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:actel? tool suite? libero? integrated design environment v6.0? ide?

Actel Corp. announced that it has developed its most flexible and comprehensive tool suite to date - the Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE) v6.0.

According to a press statement, the new IDE seamlessly integrates third-party design tools and delivers unprecedented flexibility and efficiency for today's complex, time-sensitive FPGA designs. Providing enhanced functionality and performance, all editions of Libero 6.0, including its free Silver edition, now include Synplify Actel Edition (AE) software, which is Synplicity's synthesis tool optimized for Actel's flash- and antifuse-based FPGAs.

"Actel's latest Libero IDE stands as a testament to the company's commitment to building strong relationships with cutting-edge EDA tool vendors," said Saloni Howard-Sarin, tools marketing director at Actel. "As FPGAs continue to push the envelope in terms of performance, we recognize that third-party software companies like Synplicity and Magma Design Automation possess the expertise to provide top-notch front-end design tools."

Also, for the first time, Libero customers may purchase Synplicity's high-end synthesis tool, Synplify Pro AE, directly from Actel with significant cost savings. The Synplify AE software includes Synplicity's SCOPE Editor, which allows users to add timing and other constraints through a GUI.

Users can also access a full version of Magma Design Automation's PALACE (Physical and Logical Automatic Compilation Engine) physical synthesis tool directly from the Libero 6.0 interface.

The Libero 6.0 IDE is available in three editions: Platinum, Gold and Silver. For users designing system-level devices of 300k gates or less, Actel offers its Libero Gold edition. The Libero Silver edition may be used free of charge though the company website. The Synplify Pro AE add-on, which can be used with any Libero or Designer edition, is priced annually and requires a separate license.





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