December 28, 2005--Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced the signing of a multi-year OEM agreement with QuickLogic Corp. The new agreement offers QuickLogic's customers a new synthesis solution, and provides for a smooth and easy transition to the full range of advanced FPGA synthesis technology and tools from Mentor Graphics.
Through this OEM agreement, FPGA designers get immediate access to a broad range of performance and productivity benefits using Mentor Graphics Precision Synthesis tool within the QuickLogic QuickWorks FPGA development software environment. Using a highly interactive graphical environment, designers gain the flexibility to cross-probe between HDL and schematic views. The tool performs "what if" timing analysis with instant feedback, enabling designers to make confident decisions for fast and accurate timing closure.
"We recognize Mentor Graphics' commitment to FPGA tools. Precision Synthesis is being used for FPGA designs with their complex timing challenges and system performance requirements," said Tom Hart, chairman, president and CEO, QuickLogic Corporation. "We are very pleased to partner with Mentor Graphics in providing our customers with advanced synthesis and debugging capabilities, ease of use and reliability. Via this important new partnership, we believe that our customers using the Precision Synthesis tool will be able to easily target QuickLogic devices and reach the unprecedented levels of performance and power-conscious functionality needed for their future designs."
"QuickLogic is a low-power programmable logic leader, and this decision to choose Precision Synthesis as its OEM offering is a strong testament to the design, analysis and productivity benefits delivered by our advanced synthesis technology," said Simon Bloch, general manager, Design Creation and Synthesis Division, Mentor Graphics. "Clearly, this partnership will help designers leverage the exceptional value offered by QuickLogic devices, especially in exciting new application areas such as low-power FPGA design."
Precision Synthesis is scheduled to be fully integrated into the QuickWorks FPGA development software in early 2006. Users may also run Precision Synthesis QuickLogic Edition in a stand-alone mode and create a standard EDIF (Electronic Data Interchange Format) netlist in the QuickWorks design environment. The new Precision Synthesis QuickLogic Edition supports QuickLogic's leading programmable logic devices, including Eclipse I, Eclipse II, QuickMIPs and QuickPCI. Beta support is also available for the company's newly announced PolarPro devices.
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