WILSONVILLE, Ore.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 22, 2007— Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that Yogitech, a company with proven experience in System-on-Chip (SoC), mixed-signal design and verification, and fault-tolerant integrated circuits, has adopted the Platform Express(TM) product to provide IP-XACT(TM) descriptions for its fRMEM IP products. The IP-XACT IP databook format standardized by The SPIRIT Consortium offers a universal method to describe IP, which enables that IP to be automatically integrated into designs using a range of IP-XACT enabled tools.
At the request of a major customer, Yogitech decided to adopt the
IP-XACT specification for its fRMEM products, a family of fault
supervisors for memory sub-systems fulfilling the risk level SIL3 in
accordance with IEC 61508 as certified by TUV SUD. Yogitech's customer
was already creating its designs using an IP-XACT design flow. Through
IP-XACT, the Yogitech IP becomes instantly usable in their customer's
Yogitech selected Mentor Graphics' Platform Express product
because it is the most mature IP-XACT design environment available.
Mentor Graphics invented the technology behind IP-XACT and is a
founding member of The SPIRIT Consortium, the governing body of the
IP-XACT specification. Platform Express generates IP-XACT descriptions
directly from existing hardware design language (HDL) IP blocks and
enables easy integration of the IP block into the final design.
"After a competitive evaluation of similar products that generate
IP-XACT descriptions, it was clear that Mentor Graphics possessed
leadership and expertise uncommon among other vendors," said Stefano
Lorenzini, design engineering manager, Yogitech.
"After the successful implementation of Platform Express on our
fRMEM IP, we have decided to use the product to create IP-XACT
descriptions for all of our SIL3 compliant IP blocks for automotive
safety-critical systems as we believe that many other customers will
follow and request IP supporting the SPIRIT specification," said
Silvano Motto, President and CEO of Yogitech.
Platform Express can shave months off product development cycles
through high levels of design creation and verification automation of
re-usable IP, and allows designers to focus on product differentiating
design tasks. The product documents all aspects of IP using the
IP-XACT XML databook format provided through The SPIRIT Consortium.
The IP-XACT specification uses XML to create a machine-interpretable
IP databook; it includes design information that software tools then
use to automatically configure and integrate an IP block into a
"Mentor Graphics' Platform Express product was the core technology
behind what later became The SPIRIT Consortium's IP-XACT
specification. Even now that support for the IP-XACT specification has
grown to include dozens of companies and scores of tools, the Platform
Express product family is still the premier toolset for IP vendors and
system designers who want to simplify IP reuse," said Serge Leef,
general manager, System-Level Engineering Division, Mentor Graphics.
"By adopting Platform Express to generate IP-XACT descriptions,
Yogitech is signaling its commitment to helping its customers
eliminate IP integration and verification issues using industry
standard IP data formats."
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electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products,
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 about
$800 million and employs approximately 4,250 people worldwide.
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