WILSONVILLE, Ore.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 8, 2007— Mentor Graphics Corporation, (NASDAQ: MENT), today announced that its suite of advanced synthesis products supports the newly introduced Arria GX field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Altera Corporation. Both companies have been in close cooperation to ensure Precision(R) Synthesis support for the full range of Arria GX devices with release 2007a3.
Arria GX, Altera's latest family of FPGA devices, is designed to
deliver protocol-optimized transceivers at a cost point attractive to
high-volume applications. "Arria GX expands Altera's already
impressive offering of FPGAs, broadening the portfolio of products
with integrated transceivers," said Simon Bloch, general manager,
Mentor Graphics Design Creation and Synthesis Division. "Designers
using Arria GX FPGAs will benefit from the advance features of
Precision Synthesis to meet their design goals both predictably and
The companies began collaboration late last year on supporting the
Arria GX FPGA family within the Mentor Graphics family of synthesis
tools. "Precision Synthesis' high quality of results, advanced design
optimization and analysis capabilities enable users to reduce costs
and accelerate the overall design process," said Danny Biran, vice
president of product and corporate marketing at Altera. "We recommend
Precision Synthesis to our customers for all Altera families including
our new Arria GX family."
Precision Synthesis forms the centerpiece of Mentor Graphics' FPGA
flow -- the industry's most comprehensive vendor-independent solution
for FPGA design. With advanced support for ASIC prototyping (support
for DesignWare(R) libraries, SDC constraints, gated-clock handling,
etc.) plus advanced implementation and optimization techniques, such
as automatic mapping and inferencing of dedicated DSP and RAM blocks,
Precision Synthesis is uniquely suited to handle today's high-end
FPGAs. In addition, Precision Synthesis features an award-winning
design analysis capability, allowing designers to cross-probe between
multiple views as well as perform interactive static timing for rapid
"what-if" analyses. Precision Synthesis reduces design iterations and
enables faster, more predictable completion of designs, while
delivering high quality of results.
As a part of the Mentor Graphics synthesis product line,
LeonardoSpectrum(TM) offers customers a well-proven, mature synthesis
solution for both FPGAs and ASICs.
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consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most
successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in
1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of over
$800 million and employs approximately 4,250 people worldwide.
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