The folks at Real Intent have just announced the first release of their Meridian FPGA verification software.
Meridian FPGA is specifically designed to work with Altera Corporation's latest release of its Quartus II software, version 8.1 to verify Clock Domain Crossings (CDC). It offers a cost-effective alternative when compared to the cost of equivalent ASIC design software.
Meridian FPGA is claimed to enable 4X faster CDC closure through automatic, template-free, and powerful clock intent verification. It verifies FIFO and Protocol-driven CDC interfaces for maximal confidence. Effects specific to FPGA platforms are automatically integrated in the verification process. Meridian FPGA is tightly integrated with Quartus II software to deliver verification confidence in a seamless flow.
Click Here to learn more about Clock Domain Crossings and to download a technical white paper "Clock Domain Crossing Demystified: The Second Generation Solution for CDC Verification."
Price and availability
The FPGA version of Meridian is shipping now and priced at $15,000.00 (USD).