QuickLogic Corporation, the inventor and pioneer of Embedded Standard Products (ESPs), today announced the addition of QuickTools Linux to its comprehensive suite of development tools. Designed expressly in response to customer demand, QuickTools Linux addresses the growing percentage of the engineering community that are using Linux-based PCs and workstations to create and simulate programmable logic designs for embedded applications.
The QuickTools Linux product supports the entirety of QuickLogic's product portfolio, including the ultra-low power Eclipse-II Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), the QuickMIPS family of programmable SoCs and the broad range of PCI-based connectivity solutions. QuickTools Linux also provides several usability and development efficiency features, including:
* Static Timing Analysis: Designers can perform accurate static timing analysis on their designs without needing to use or license any third-party software.
* Timing Driven Place and Route: Advanced placement and routing algorithms accelerate designers through the critical timing closure process. User defined constraints can be specified textually or via a graphical user interface.
* Window-Based Placer: The native floor planning capability allows designers varying levels of influence on logic placement at a modular level.
* Support for third party EDA Synthesis Tools and Generation of Timing Annotated Netlists: For designers who have existing EDA tool-chains in place, QuickTools provides seamless support for both Verilog and VHDL development.
* Command Line Interface Support for Script-Driven and Batch Mode Operation: Focusing on design automation, QuickTools Linux supports optional script-based and batch mode operation, allowing designers to focus their time on design and verification as opposed to the mechanical process of manually running the development tools.
We have been seeing growing demand for EDA tools to support the Linux operating system, said Tim Saxe, QuickLogic's VP of Engineering. QuickLogic's product development is strongly customer-driven, and the six months between customer request and product release illustrates how we focus our resources on our customers' needs. A key focus for QuickLogic is the recognition that we must provide more than simply compelling silicon. Broadening the development platform choice for our customers is a key element of this strategy.
QuickTools Linux supports Redhat Linux versions 7.2 and 8.0. QuickTools Linux is already production released, and is available for $995.