The folks at Altera have announced that their Nios II C-to-Hardware Acceleration Compiler (Nios II C2H Compiler) has been awarded the Embedded System Product of the Year at the Elektra '07 European Electronic Industry Awards.
Altera says that the Nios II C2H Compiler delivers both improved performance and reduced power consumption for embedded systems. It substantially increases the performance of embedded software by automatically converting performance-critical C language subroutines into hardware blocks and integrating them into FPGA-based Nios II processor subsystems. By allowing designers to reduce their clock rates by moving Nios II software into hardware blocks, this tool also decreases the overall power consumption of FPGAs in embedded designs.
The Elektra Awards are the most prestigious product technology and business awards in Europe. The winners of each category are chosen by a panel of experts drawn from the industry and a representative of Electronics Weekly. The winners of the Elektra '07 awards were announced at a ceremony at the London Hilton on December 12, 2007 in the U.K.
For more information about Altera's Nios II C2H Compiler, please visit www.altera.com/c2h.