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Synthesis Support Arrives For Xilinx's Virtex-5 SXT FPGAs

Synthesis support for Xilinx's new Virtex-5 SXT FPGAs is available now in Mentor Graphics' Precision Synthesis, release 2006a Update 2. Support within the LeonardoSpectrum tool suite will follow.

Designed to address the ultra-high DSP bandwidth and lower system cost requirements of next-generation wireless and video applications, the Virtex-5 SXT family expands the Xilinx XtremeDSP offering with three new devices. The companies began work last year on Virtex-5 SXT FPGA support within the Mentor Graphics family of synthesis tools.

Precision Synthesis forms the centerpiece of Mentor Graphics' FPGA flow. With advanced support for ASIC prototyping (like support for DesignWare libraries, SDC constraints, gated-clock handling), plus advanced implementation and optimization techniques such as automatic mapping and inferencing of dedicated DSP and RAM blocks, Precision Synthesis is well-suited to handle today's high-end FPGAs. It also features design analysis capability, allowing designers to cross-probe between multiple views as well as perform interactive static timing for rapid "what-if" analyses.

Mentor Graphics can be contacted directly for pricing and delivery information for Precision Synthesis, release 2006a Update 2. Visit Mentor Graphics and Xilinx.

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