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Mentor Graphics support Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGA

Posted: 07 Mar 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:integrated software environment? synthesis tool? spartan-3e fpga?

Mentor Graphics Corp. and Xilinx announced the tight integration of Mentor Graphics Precision synthesis tool into the latest version of the Integrated Software Environment (ISE 7.1i) from Xilinx. The companies also disclosed that Precision synthesis supports the latest Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGAs, part of the low-cost Spartan device series targeted at consumer applications.

Tight integration into ISE 7.1i allows designers using Precision synthesis to invoke the tool's advanced synthesis features directly from the ISE Project Navigator. Thus, users who are already comfortable with ISE can now complement their design environment and utilize the Precision synthesis flow to synthesize their designs. Conversely, designers who are more familiar with the capabilities in Precision synthesis have the option to leverage Mentor Graphics front-end to synthesize, analyze, debug and optimize their designs. Constraints set in ISE are utilized by Precision Synthesis, and results generated by Precision Synthesis are automatically passed back to the ISE environment. Designers win both ways, by not only avoiding tedious, potentially error-prone data transfers, but also by eliminating the need to learn new tools.

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