Physical synthesis for Fujitsu's AccelArray structured ASICs is the goal of a joint development and marketing pact between Fujitsu and Synplicity. The companies will work to produce an optimized version of Synplicity's Amplify physical synthesis tool, which specifically targets the AccelArray architecture. Fujitsu will offer the Amplify software to its customers. The custom version of Amplify is expected in the first quarter of 2005. For more, surf to www.fma.fujitsu.com/Accel and www. synplicity.com.
Support for Xilinx's Virtex-4 FPGAs is now available in Synopsys' Design Compiler FPGA synthesis tool. DC FPGA joins Synopsys' Formality formal verification tool in supporting Xilinx's newest FPGA family. The synthesis tool also has links to Xilinx's ISE 6.3i place-and-route software. Visit www.synopsys.com and www.xilinx.com for more information.