MANHASSET, N.Y. Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced a collaboration with Via Technologies Inc. to provide reference designs for use with the Expedition series design flow for Via's P4M800/Pro, PT894/Pro and K8T890/Pro next-generation chipsets.
Mentor (Wilsonville, Ore.) and Via (Taiwan) developed the reference designs to accelerate the creation of computer motherboard designs using Via devices with the Expedition design flow. The designs enable Expedition users to reuse design data for high-speed or complex designs, reducing design risk and time, while increasing design quality.
"This collaborative effort with Via enables our customers to meet and exceed performance and time-to-market goals," said Henry Potts, vice president and general manager of Mentor Graphics Systems Design Division. "We are providing our customers with yet another tool to achieve optimal system performance while accelerating design processes and improving overall design quality of their motherboard designs."
To facilitate design-in of Via chipsets, Via provides their customers with motherboard reference designs for each of the industry's most popular microprocessors, including Via's own processor. These reference designs include schematic symbols, footprints, and fan-outs for all parts on the board.