The folks at Mentor have announced an extension to their ESL synthesis flow that enables users to implement even higher performance DSP hardware than previously achievable with Catapult for Xilinx devices.
They say that their new Catapult C Synthesis accelerated library for Xilinx 65 nm Virtex-5 FPGAs features a pushbutton flow, delivering significant DSP Fmax performance improvements in the order of 50-80% over standard libraries.
The massive increase in processing power required for next generation compute-intensive applications such as wireless communication, video and imaging, and medical has created a need for much higher levels of signal processing performance.
Mentor's Catapult C Synthesis tool for Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs performs efficient mapping to the Virtex-5 hardware resources leveraging the XtremeDSP capabilities of the device. Mentor claims that the result is designs that operate 50-80 percent faster than results previously achieved by any high level synthesis tool.
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