Mentor Graphics offers IP platform for FPGA designs

TechOnline India - September 03, 2009

Mentor Graphics has brought out Precise-IP platform as part of its Precision Synthesis product line. The platform includes vendor-independent configurable IP from Mentor Graphics and links to categorized third-party IP from leading vendors.

Mentor Graphics has brought out Precise-IP platform as part of its Precision Synthesis product line. The platform includes vendor-independent configurable IP from Mentor Graphics and links to categorized third-party IP from leading vendors.

The third-party IP was certified by the respective IP vendor for the Precision Synthesis technology.

Participating vendors of the Precise-IP Partner Program are ARC, ARM, Aeroflex Gaisler, CAST, Eureka Technology, Helion, IPextreme, Innovative Logic, and OptNgn.

Precise-IP contains a library of configurable IP for use with the Precision Synthesis solution. A wizard creates frequently-used synthesizable IP based on user parameter settings.

The configuration parameters are then validated by a self-checking GUI to ensure configuration conformance. The IP cores are optimized for best quality of results (QoR) across FPGA families.

A catalog of complex cores — such as processors, interface controllers, and application-specific cores — are provided by leading IP vendors and available for multiple FPGA families.

"Mentor's Precise-IP is a big win for design engineers," stated Gary Smith, principal of Gary Smith EDA, in a statement. "Non-proprietary, commercial IP that is vendor independent gives the FPGA designer the freedom to select the device that delivers the best results."

Precision Synthesis product features a design analysis capability that allows designers to cross-probe between multiple views as well as to perform interactive static timing for "what-if" analyses.

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