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Companies team to develop boards for ASIC verification

10 September 2002 Design Automation

Synplicity, a supplier of software for semiconductor design and verification, and Flextronics Design, a global provider of engineering design services, have announced a partnership to provide customers with prototyping solutions for high-performance ASIC verification. Flextronics is now the recommended partner for custom boards developed with Synplicity's Certify verification synthesis software. Additionally, Flextronics and Synplicity will work together to develop an off-the-shelf prototyping board optimised to work with the Certify software, enabling a rapid design-to-prototype path.

Custom boards offer designers a higher performance, more flexible prototyping solution compared to off-the-shelf boards, however, the development process of custom boards has traditionally been time consuming and costly for ASIC designers. With this agreement, Flextronics will be able to offer ASIC designers the ability to have a custom board built directly from the netlist produced by the Certify software, producing a high-performance prototype for their verification needs.

Incorporating RTL functional prototyping into the ASIC design flow offers time to market and cost advantages. The availability of pre-defined, interoperable solutions also reduces the time, cost and risk of incorporating this FPGA-based prototyping methodology into an existing design flow.

For more information contact Parsec, 012 349 2282.





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