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ST certifies Mentor Catapult C Synthesis Libraries

Posted: 29 May 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Mentor Graphics? STMicroelectronics? Catapult C Synthesis?

Mentor Graphics Corp. announced that STMicroelectronics (ST) has added Catapult C Synthesis libraries to its standard ASIC design kit. This marks the first time ST has included high-level synthesis technology in its ASIC design kit, making ESL design methodologies accessible to ASIC designers throughout the world.

The two companies worked together to generate custom libraries, develop test programs, and achieve integration with downstream implementation tools in ST ASIC design kit. ST has joined the Catapult Silicon Vendor Partners Program, which allows ASIC, FPGA and semiconductor foundry companies to provide certified Catapult libraries to their customers. Under the terms of the program, Mentor Graphics and ST performed extensive testing to ensure the quality and reliability of Catapult libraries with ST ASIC technology. According to the press release, ST customers can expect increased efficiency and decreased risk if they choose to use Catapult C Synthesis to implement hardware in ST ASIC technology.

"Catapult C Synthesis is now a proven tool that helps accelerate the development of high quality signal processing hardware," said Philippe Magarshack, FTM group vice president, central CAD and design solutions general manager at ST, in a statement. "Catapult C libraries are the first high-level synthesis technologies to satisfy our stringent standards and we now want to extend the benefits of high-level synthesis to our customers who need to develop sophisticated next-generation designs as quickly as possible, in particular in mobile, telecom and consumer applications."

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