Synplicity Launches Newest Addition to the HAPS ASIC Prototyping System

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 25, 2007— Synplicity, Inc., (Nasdaq: SYNP) a leading supplier of innovative IC design and verification solutions, today announced an addition to its HAPS(TM) (High-performance ASIC Prototyping System(TM)) product family. The HAPS-51 leverages the Xilinx Virtex(TM)-5 LX330, the industry's largest FPGA, and on-board memory to deliver faster ASIC verification. Previous HAPS systems employed daughter boards for memory access, while the new HAPS-51 uses memory located on the board and next to the FPGA device. As a result, the HAPS-51 system provides a cost-effective, high-performance prototyping solution that reduces development time for today's challenging SoC designs. The HAPS systems are the centerpiece of Synplicity's powerful Confirma(TM) at-speed ASIC/ASSP verification platform.

The modular and extensible architecture of the HAPS-51 system offers several beneficial features that are designed to appeal particularly to SoC designers and software developers. As with all HAPS systems, HAPS-51 utilizes the HapsTrak standard: a set of guidelines for pinout and mechanical characteristics to help ensure compatibility with previous and future generations of HAPS motherboards and daughter boards. A tight connection between the FPGA and the on-board DDR2 memory module enables flexible, high-speed memory access making the HAPS-51 a unique verification platform for all SoC designs with embedded processors and large software content. As with all HAPS-50 systems, the HAPS-51 is equipped with programmable clock generators, sophisticated monitoring and self-test features, as well as remote configuration and setup capabilities. Additionally, multiple boards can be stacked or interconnected to support virtually any size ASIC, ASSP or SoC design.

"We have responded directly to customer requests for a HAPS platform that connects memory directly to the FPGA," said Lars-Eric Lundgren, general manager of Synplicity's Hardware Platforms Group. "The unique features in the HAPS-51 system, combined with Synplicity's FPGA synthesis and debug software, equips design teams with an outstanding solution for verifying the functionality of today's most advanced and challenging designs."


For more information about Synplicity's High-performance ASIC Prototyping System (HAPS) or the Confirma Platform go to, or contact your local Synplicity sales office.

Worldwide Seminar Series

During the months of October and November 2007, Synplicity and Xilinx, Inc., the leading IC design, verification, and programmable logic solutions providers, will present industry-leading design and verification methodologies and provide valuable information to help designers save time and money on current or future design projects. For detailed information on the seminar series, go to

About HAPS

HAPS - High-performance ASIC Prototyping System - is a high performance and high- capacity FPGA-based system for ASIC prototyping and emulation. HAPS is a modular system, with multi-FPGA motherboards and standard or custom-made daughter boards, which can be stacked together in a variety of ways. Among the functions available on standard daughter boards are video processing, various memory types, and interfaces to Ethernet, USB, PCI Express and ARM(R) code modules. For more information about HAPS visit

About Confirma

Synplicity's Confirma platform is a tightly-integrated, easy to use, and comprehensive at-speed ASIC/ASSP verification flow that dramatically accelerates functional verification of ASIC, ASSP and SoC designs. The Confirma platform includes the Certify(R) multi-FPGA implementation tool; HAPS(TM) - High-performance ASIC Prototyping System(TM); and the Identify(R) Pro visibility and debugging software featuring the award-winning and revolutionary TotalRecall(TM) technology. When used together, these tools provide the highest-performance ASIC and ASSP verification platform available today.

About Synplicity

Synplicity(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNP) is a leading supplier of innovative IC design and verification solutions that serve a wide range of communications, military/aerospace, semiconductor, consumer, computer, and other electronic applications markets. Synplicity's FPGA implementation tools provide outstanding performance, cost and time-to-market benefits by simplifying, improving and automating logic synthesis, physical synthesis, analysis and debug for programmable logic designs. Synplicity's ESL synthesis solutions significantly improve productivity for DSP designs realized in ASIC and FPGA devices. The Confirma(TM) at-speed verification platform, comprising software tools and the HAPS(TM) family of prototyping systems, enables both comprehensive verification of ASIC, ASSP and SoC designs and software development prior to chip tapeout. Synplicity is the number one supplier of FPGA synthesis tools and its physical synthesis and ASIC verification technologies are the recipients of several prestigious industry awards. The company operates in more than 20 facilities worldwide and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding the performance, achievements, benefits and market position of the HAPS-51 prototyping boards. In some cases, you will be able to identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "can," "believes" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, including the performance and benefits of Synplicity's software and systems relative to relevant industry methods, standards, design flaws, design difficulties or other problems with the Confirma platform or HAPS boards, and the growth and changing technical requirements in the FPGA and ASIC markets. For additional information and considerations regarding the risks faced by Synplicity, see its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other periodic reports filed with the SEC from time to time, including its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Although Synplicity believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, Synplicity cannot guarantee the future performance or achievements of its products. In addition, neither Synplicity nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of these forward-looking statements. Synplicity disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.

Synplicity, Certify, and Identify are registered trademarks of Synplicity, Inc. HAPS, High-performance ASIC Prototyping System, and Confirma, are trademarks of Synplicity Inc. All other names mentioned herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their owners.


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