COMPUTER software, APPLICATION-specific integrated circuits, and DESIGN
Introduces Certify 2.1, a register-transfer level (RTL) application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) software developed by Synplicity Inc. Functions of the software; Advantages over other prototyping and emulation systems; Price.
COMPUTER software, APPLICATION-specific integrated circuits, FIELD programmable gate arrays, INTEGRATED circuit design, and INTEGRATED circuit layout
Over a third of all high-end Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) designers now use field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) for prototyping 500,000-plus-gate designs. Driving this trend is the fact that a median application-specific integrated-circuit design can now fit onto the largest FPGA. While many tools perform FPGA synthesis, few offer a direct migration path between the world of FPGAs and ASICs. One exception is the Design Compiler FPGA software design tool of the Synopsys company. This tool builds on the success of the company's Design Compiler for ASICs tool suite. It also incorporates the new Adaptive Optimization technology.
SIMULATION methods & models, COMPUTER software, and APPLICATION-specific integrated circuits
Deals with the emergence of register transfer level (RTL) prototyping, a methodology being adopted by application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) vendors. Drawbacks of event-driven software simulation; Benefits offered by RTL prototyping in design process problems plaguing ASIC; Elements needed in building a RTL prototype.
Electronic Engineering Times (01921541). 4/12/2004, Issue 1316, p36-36. 1/2p.
COMPUTER software, RTL (Computer program language), DEBUGGING in computer science, FIELD programmable gate arrays, and APPLICATION-specific integrated circuits
Reports on the plan of Synplicity Inc. to release a version of its Identify RTL debugging software with new features targeting users of Xilinx Inc.FPGAs. Inauguration of a new version of Certify, its ASIC-prototyping software; Features of the version 2.0 of Identify; Inclusion of multiple-sample clock feature in the version 2.0 of Identify.
Electronic Engineering Times (01921541). 3/4/2002, Issue 1208, p59. 1/3p.
COMPUTER software, COMPUTER operating systems, and APPLICATION-specific integrated circuits
Reports on the revision of the Certify application specific integrated circuit-prototyping software of Synplicity Inc. in the U.S. as of March 2002. Price of the software; Enhancements; Operating systems that support the software.
Electronic Engineering Times (01921541). 02/05/2001, Issue 1152, p66. 1/8p.
COMPUTER software, STANDARDS, and APPLICATION-specific integrated circuits
Reports on the enhancements made by Synplicity Inc. to its Certify ASIC register-transfer-level prototyping software. Features of version 3.1; Information on Certify 3.1's Hierarchical Board Wizard; Cost of the software.