QuickLogic Corporation announced that PALACE, the Magma physical synthesis tool for programmable logic devices, now supports its mWatt Eclipse II and Eclipse FPGA products as well as its QuickMIPS family of ESP products. PALACE offers significant circuit performance and design cycle improvements for the ESP family through a tightly coupled physical and logic synthesis solution.
With the PALACE software seamlessly integrated into QuickLogic's SPDE design implementation software, designers have a simple push-button design flow that provides an average of over 20 percent performance (Fmax) improvement, without manual iterations or floor planning. Extensive benchmarking of the solution has resulted in a peak performance improvement exceeding 70 percent.
"The integration of PALACE physical synthesis capabilities into QuickLogic's tool suite will provide a fully automated, layout-driven synthesis solution to efficiently address timing closure and circuit performance challenges in sub-micron ESP devices," said Tim Saxe, Vice President of Engineering at QuickLogic. "We are committed to providing our customers with leading-edge tools and design flows that significantly improve design performance and ultimately achieve faster time-to-market."
"The results of our collaboration with QuickLogic demonstrates how the PALACE physical synthesis software and QuickLogic's ViaLink architecture can add significant performance improvements, reduce power, and increase productivity for FPGAs," said Behrooz Zahiri, Director of Marketing at Magma Design Automation. "We're pleased to be working with QuickLogic to provide the best-in-class physical synthesis technology to QuickLogic's customers."
PALACE is available now to all QuickLogic's customers. Contact QuickLogic at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on PALACE and pricing.