SAN FRANCISCOEDA and IP vendor Synopsys Inc. announced enhanced FPGA synthesis support is available for Actel Corp.'s SmartFusion mixed-signal FPGAs.
Synopsys (Mountain View, Calif.) said its Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis tools have been enhanced to offer advanced support and timing optimization for the flash-based FPGA architecture that provides the programmable digital portion of the SmartFusion devices.
SmartFusion, announced last month, is a family of flash-based FPGAs that feature a complete microcontroller subsystem built around a hard ARM Cortex-M3 processor and programmable analog blocks.
The enhanced version of Synopsys' Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis tool is available now, Synopsys said. Active customers who have obtained Synplify Pro software through the Actel Libero Integrated Develop Environment or directly from Synopsys will receive support for SmartFusion devices at no extra cost, the company said.