Xilinx Inc. and Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced a joint development agreement to provide on-line licensing and delivery of communications-targeted cores.
Under the terms of the agreement, Mentor Graphics, Beaverton, Ore., will provide a series of high-performance cores from its Inventra IP library tailored for Xilinx Virtex, Virtex-E andSpartan-II families of FPGAs. The cores will be sold and supported by Xilinx as LogicCORE products and may be purchased online at the Xilinx IP Center. Cores will also be sold and supported by the Mentor Graphics Inventra IP division.
"Mentor Graphics offers one of the broadest portfolio of cores for communications and networking applications," said Mark Aaldering, senior director of IP solutions for
Xilinx, San Jose. "Together, Mentor and Xilinx provide designers with an industry-leading, time-to-market solution for the rapid development of communications systems."
The initial cores planned for release include T1/E1 framers and deframers for use in wireless base stations, satellite modems, next-generation PBXs and voice gateways as well as Internet core and edge routers and multi-service switches. The Inventra cores optimized for Xilinx FPGAs will form the backbone for a variety of communications applications.
Inventra already participates in the Xilinx AllianceCORE third-party IP development program, said Susheel Chandra, general manager of the Inventra IP division of Mentor Graphics. "The mutual focus on licensing and delivering optimized netlists for the Xilinx leading FPGA devices further reinforces our strategy for providing web-based IP for FPGAs," he said.