Brussels, Belgium — Altium continues to expand device options for electronics designers, with the latest version of Altium Designer now incluing complete support for the Spartan®-6 device family from Xilinx.
Electronics designers use Altium Designer to target either the FPGA of choice (with over 60 now supported), or a range of alternatives to compare performance, power consumption, and other design parameters. Designers have design flexibility without the encumbrances associated with also having to choose multiple vendor development software. Electronics designers can change programmable devices during development without significant software or hardware rework. Further, crucial design decisions can remain open until much later in the design cycle, allowing more experimentation and more opportunities for innovation.
FPGAs such as the Xilinx Spartan-6, which offers more logic and more performance at lower cost, are becoming pervasive. Moreover, electronics designers without any prior experience can use Altium's design solutions to develop entire systems based on an FPGA using their board design skills.
This is possible due to Altium Designer's unified architecture and high level of abstraction. Board designers can enter the FPGA space and use Altium's graphical interface to develop intelligent and connected FPGA-based electronics. This lets them manage the entire electronics design process within a single system.
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