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Xilinx beefs up AccelDSP Synthesis tool

Posted: 07 Apr 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Xilinx? AccelDSP? Synthesis? AccelWare? DSP library?

Xilinx Inc. announced the immediate availability of the new AccelDSP Synthesis 8.1 tool and AccelWare DSP libraries of algorithmic intellectual property (IP). This tool and IP package is the first product introduction since the January acquisition of AccelChip Inc. According to the press release, Xilinx has added new features to the kit that were formerly only available as pay for options, and has reduced the cost by 60 percent. When combined with the Xilinx System Generator for DSP tool, the new AccelDSP Synthesis 8.1 tool provides DSP algorithm and system designers who use MATLAB and Simulink design tools with one of the industry's most capable design flow for high-performance DSP system design.

For the first time, said Xilinx, the new AccelDSP Synthesis tool encapsulates multiple design tools, including the AccelChip DSP algorithmic synthesis tool, the M2C Accelerator which automatically converts fixed-point MATLAB to C++ for accelerated verification performance, IP-Explorer technology used for automatic selection of algorithmic IP based on system parameters, the export to System Generator option which provides a direct link into the System Generator for DSP tool, and the AccelWare building blocks IP toolkit, into a single solution.

Xilinx is now offering the AccelDSP Synthesis tool and DSP libraries of algorithmic IP as an integrated part of Xilinx XtremeDSP solutions. These proven solutions save months over traditional RTL approaches and are application-optimized for digital communications, multimedia, video and image processing, and defense systems, said the company.

The 8.1 AccelDSP Synthesis tool is immediately available for the Windows XP OS as an option to the Xilinx Integrated Software Environment tool. Current AccelChip DSP Synthesis maintenance customers will receive AccelDSP at no additional fee. Pricing for AccelDSP Synthesis starts at $30,000 for a one year, floating, subscription based license. The optional AccelWare signal processing, communication and advanced math IP toolkits are available for $5,000 each and a composite license for AccelDSP and all AccelWare libraries is available for $40,000.

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