Synopsys Announces Support for Actel’s New SmartFusion Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGAs

Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP for
semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing today announced
enhanced FPGA synthesis support is available for Actel Corporation’s new SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGAs.
Synopsys’ Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis tools have been enhanced to offer
advanced support and timing optimization for the flash-based FPGA
architecture that provides the programmable digital portion of the
SmartFusion devices.

"Providing programmable digital and analog logic with an
embedded processor all in one device is a powerful combination," said
Jeff Garrison, director of FPGA product marketing at Synopsys. "The
SmartFusion devices, combined with Synopsys’ technology-leading Synplify
Pro FPGA synthesis product, provide designers with a robust,
cost-saving solution for their embedded applications. Synopsys and
Actel have worked in close collaboration for many years for the benefit
of our mutual customers and support for SmartFusion devices is the
latest example."

"SmartFusion is a unique solution, integrating a wide variety
of functionality into a single chip," said Jim Davis, vice president,
software and systems engineering at Actel. "Synopsys continues to
support Actel’s existing and emerging products with leading edge FPGA
synthesis technology, which along with the Libero Tool Suite provides a
complete and valuable design solution to our customers."

Pricing and Availability

The enhanced version of Synopsys’ Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis tool is
available now. Active customers who have obtained Synplify Pro
software through the Actel Libero Integrated Develop Environment or
directly from Synopsys will receive support for SmartFusion devices at
no extra cost. Please contact your local Actel or Synopsys
representative for more information.


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