Realtek Selects Forte's SystemC High-Level Synthesis, Floating-Point IP Software for SOC Design
May 5, 2011 -- Realtek Semiconductor Corp. has selected Forte Design Systems, Inc.s high-level synthesis (HLS) software and floating-point intellectual property (IP) for the design and development of system-on-chips (SOCs) for communications network, computer peripheral and multimedia applications.
Forte's Cynthesizer SystemC high-level synthesis software and CellMath were purchased after a thorough evaluation because they improved overall quality of results (QoR) and turn-around time on Realtek's initial designs. CellMath's support for floating-point data types was also cited by Realtek as a reason for choosing Forte Design Systems as its HLS vendor.
"Forte's tools offer many important advantages to our design team, allowing us to reduce our floating point hardware design time and significantly improve time-to-market," notes Jessy Chen, Realtek's Vice President and spokesman. "We were impressed by Cynthesizer's capabilities, CellMath's support for floating-point data types, and Forte's extensive expertise in design with high-level synthesis."
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