MANHASSET, N.Y. Atmel
Corp. (San Jose), and Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville, Ore.), have announced a multi-year extension and expansion of an existing OEM agreement for advanced synthesis, simulation, and verification tools.
Through this OEM agreement, FPGA designers can utilize Mentor's Precision RTL Synthesis tool within
Atmel's FPSLIC FPGA and the ProChip Designer CPLD development systems. Additionally, the partnership extends support of the Mentor's ModelSim simulator to all of Atmel's CPLD devices.
Users of the FPSLIC development system will get continued support for both the ModelSim simulator and the Seamless hardware/software co-verification product from Mentor Graphics.
Mentor Graphics is currently optimizing Precision RTL Synthesis support for Atmel's CPLD devices as well as FPSLIC FPGAs. Extended Atmel device support will be available in the next
Precision RTL Synthesis release later this year.
Shipments of Atmel development systems, including the new configurations with Mentor Graphics tools, are expected early next year.