Sunnyvale, Calif.--April 20, 1998--Synplicity, Inc. introduced a major technology advancement to Synplify, its logic synthesis tool. Synplify 5.0 offers new synthesis technology, including a multilevel timing constraints management system.
Synplify's new Synthesis Constraints Optimization Enviroment (SCOPE) provides a single graphical entry and editing environment for three different categories of constraints. By separating constraints into different categories, each with a specific purpose, very specific directions to synthesis and place-and-route tools may be made without over-constraining placement and routing.
SCOPE offers two additional types of constraints. The first, called "-improve," is designed to force critical path optimization during synthesis, allowing the user to instruct Synplify to restructure the design to reduce critical paths and better meet system constraints without putting additional constraints on placement and routing. That's important because over-constraining placement and routing can result in long runtimes and less-optimal results.
The second option, called "-route," allows the user to factor actual place-and-route delay into the design optimization process, achieving more accurate timing results. The purpose of "-improve" and "-route" constraint options is to "nudge" the synthesis engine to converge on the intended results without over-constraining the place-and-route tool.
Synplify 5.0, available in May 1998, will be offered at the same price as previous versions:$12,000 for node-locked licenses under the Windows platform and $24,000 for floating licenses under Windows and workstation platforms. Current Synplify customers on maintenance will be upgraded at no additional cost.
624 E. Evelyn Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Fax: (408) 617-6001
Return to Headlines