By Cameron Chai
Synopsys and Achronix Semiconductor have declared a multi-year renewal of their OEM deal for Synopsys field-programmable gate array (FPGA) synthesis tools.
As per the renewal, Synopsys will continue to offer its FPGA logic synthesis technology to customers of Achronix Semiconductor by extending the support of Synopsys' Synplify Pro software to Achronix's new-generation 22 nm Speedster22i FPGA Platform.
As a component of its Achronix CAD Environment (ACE) software package, Achronix plans to offer a 22 nm Speedster22i FPGA-enhanced edition of Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis software to its clients.
The 22 nm Speedster22i FPGA-enhanced edition of Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis software has all the attributes of the standard version and is compatible with the original Speedster portfolio of FPGAs. It is tailored to back the advanced technologies of the Speedster22i Platform. Its innovative timing-driven method to FPGA synthesis enables FPGA designers to reach aggressive timing targets more rapidly than alternative tools.
Synplify Pro software has multi-processing customization features to ensure a rapid turnaround time for these higher capacity devices and has also been optimized to benefit from the innovative memory design in Speedster22i FPGAs. Achronix Semiconductor’s Vice President of Marketing, Yousef Khalilollahi stated that the company’s potential to offer Intel's 22 nm process technology-based advanced FPGAs is because they are equipped with advanced development tools. With Synplify Pro synthesis tool of Synopsys as a component of Achronix Semiconductor’s ACE software development platform, the company offers designers an improved solution for obtaining optimal benefits from its FPGAs, he added.
Synopsys’ Vice President of Marketing for Solutions Group, John Koeter stated that Achronix offers FPGA solutions for high density and superior performance applications.