MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- January 28, 2010 – Synfora, Inc., the premier provider of high level synthesis tools for integrated circuit and system designers of complex processing applications, has released version 9.04 of its PICO Extreme™ and PICO Extreme FPGA C synthesis tools with enhanced support for C++ language constructs and new support for additional FPGA devices.
The PICO Extreme product line now offers additional C++ support, including support for classes, templates, and operator over-loading; host interface and memory mapping enhancements, including flexible address mapping; and enhanced language support, with expanded support for looping syntax and expanded pointer support.
The latest version of PICO Extreme further improves quality of results (QoR):
- Area improvements of up to 8%
- Enhanced mapping to Xilinx DSP48 units and enhanced timing estimates for complex operations, yielding improvements in achievable performance for FPGA designs of up to 25%.
The recently announced BDTI High Level Synthesis Tool Certification Program ™ results show that the PICO High Level Synthesis Platform produces quality of results comparable to hand-coded RTL. (http://www.synfora.com/BDTI )
“Now users of FPGA and SOC devices can gain the productivity advantages of a C/C++ based design methodology for their video, imaging and wireless applications,” said Andrew Haines, vice president of marketing at Synfora. ”Continued PICO quality of results improvements demonstrate our commitment to delivering a C synthesis product suited to the most demanding designs”
About the Synfora PICO High Level Synthesis Platform
PICO Extreme FPGA extends high level synthesis technology to FPGA devices, enabling the implementation of dramatically larger and more complex FPGA sub-systems, such as video codecs, wireless modems and imaging pipelines, from untimed C algorithms with QoR comparable to manual designs. The PICO Extreme product line is based on an advanced optimizing compiler that transforms a sequential, untimed C algorithm into highly efficient register transfer language (RTL), reducing design and verification time, allowing designers to find the lowest cost implementation and enabling very rapid response to changes in the design specification. Using untimed C as the design entry language decreases design and verification time as well as improves design reuse across multiple device architectures.
Synfora is demonstrating the enhanced PICO Extreme design tools at the Electronic Design and Solution Fair 2010 (EDSFair2010) in Yokohama, Japan, January 28 – 29 (Booth 116).
Version 9.04 of PICO Extreme FPGA and PICO Extreme are available now.
Synfora, Inc. is the premier provider of high level synthesis tools used to design complex systems-on-chips (SoCs) and FPGAs. Synfora's PICO C Synthesis tool offers designers of large, complex subsystems productivity gains at the highest-level design abstraction and delivers high quality of results (QoR). Synfora serves customers worldwide in the audio, video, imaging, wireless, and security segments of the integrated circuit (IC) design market. The company's investors are ATA Ventures, Foundation Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, Wafra, and Xilinx. For the latest information on Synfora, please visit http://www.synfora.com.
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