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EDA Tool Synthesizes VLIW Hardware Architectures From Software

A|RT Designer EDA tool allows designers to interactively develop, from software, dedicated hardware architectures that contain a VLIW-style controller and a variety of configurable datapath resources. According to the company, no other EDA tool on the market offers this feature. The hardware architecture can be modified to optimize for performance, silicon area, or power consumption.
Extensive reports and graphical analysis tools are also embedded in the tool. Users can cross highlight between all views and a built-in editor provides extensive help utilities. Versions are available for HP-UX, Sun Solaris, and Windows NT platforms. Pricing starts at $65,000 per seat.


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