SAN FRANCISCO Programmable logic vendor MathStar Inc. has teamed with top-tier EDA vendor Mentor Graphics Corp. to develop design tools for MathStar's field programmable object array (FPOA) devices, the companies said Tuesday (Feb. 27).
MathStar (Hillsboro, Ore.) also announced the availability of version 2.0 release of its design tools for the company's Arrix family of FPOAs based on the Visual Elite system design tool from Mentor.
MathStar said the new release of the design tools includes the 2005.1.5 release of Mentor's Visual Elite for design creation, programming and functional verification. Plans call for MathStar and Mentor (Wilsonville, Ore.) to work together to improve tool integration and offer a wider variety of design and verification options for customers using MathStar's FPOAs, according to the companies.
"Our customers have benefited from using the Visual Elite tool as an integrated design and verification environment for the design of FPOAs," said Sean Riley, MathStar vice president of marketing. "Mentor's acquisition of Summit Design has allowed MathStar and Mentor to align product roadmaps to enable enhanced support for our hardware and system design customers."
Mentor acquired Summit Design for an undisclosed sum in October 2006.