FPGA synthesis vendor Synplicity
and FPGA vendor Lattice Semiconductor
have expanded their relationship to include delivery of a highly optimized, non-proprietary ESL synthesis flow for DSP design.
Synplicity's Synplify DSP software now supports the LatticeECP2M and LatticeXP2 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices, creating a powerful solution for DSP algorithm implementation in aerospace, wireless, telecom and digital multimedia applications.
Synplicity's ESL synthesis platform – Synplify DSP – offers high-level modeling and hardware abstraction, constraint-driven algorithm synthesis into RTL, and powerful system-wide optimizations for performance, area, and multi-channelization tradeoff exploration. The combination of Synplify DSP and the Lattice FPGA architectures helps designers capture multi-rate DSP algorithms quickly and easily. Designers can perform architectural exploration across multiple Lattice devices and create algorithmic IP that is highly portable and reusable, so users can easily map their DSP algorithms into any computing platform.
Synplify DSP is also well suited for wireless algorithm design, so Lattice users can develop FPGA-based applications for digital RF/IF processing, FEC (forward error correction) and digital multimedia (audio and video) encryption, as well as high-performance computing. Vector support in Synplify DSP dramatically reduces the effort needed to create multi-channel wireless algorithms and multi-antenna algorithms such as MIMO, video, radar and security applications. These features enable customers to rapidly describe, verify and implement complex wireless algorithms (such as WiMAX, 802.11 a/b/g/n and DVB standards) into hardware devices.
Pricing and availability
Synplify DSP with support for Lattice devices is available now. Pricing starts at $9,950.
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