A GRAPHICAL DEBUGGER FOR C PROGRAMMERS helps improve the quality of results for FPGA-based software/hardware acceleration. Impulse's CoDeveloper Pro optimization and debug software complements its CoDeveloper C-to-FPGA compiler and gives C programmers quick interactive feedback on their programming choices. They can check the effects of loop unrolling, pipelining, and stage-delay strategies. Prices start at $4995 for CoDeveloper and $2495 for CoDeveloper Pro as an add-on option. Visit www.ImpulseC.com for more information.
EXTENDING THEIR EXISTING COLLABORATION, IBM, Chartered Semiconductor, and Samsung Electronics have formulated a comprehensive strategy for their collaborative design-for-manufacturability (DFM) efforts. Comprising rules, models, and utility kits that provide predictability and control, the strategy aims to help designers more efficiently achieve working silicon and yield ramp. The DFM initiative builds on the companies' jointly developed common platform for the 90- and 65-nm process nodes. For more details, visit www.charteredsemi.com.