DSP design software puts comms on FPGAs

A Synplicity product story
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Edited by the Electronicstalk editorial team Jan 26, 2007

The latest release of the Synplify DSP software, v3.2, adds several IP blocks that are fundamental to wireless communications algorithms.

Adoption of the Synplify DSP synthesis ESL platform more than doubled (in number of seats sold) during 2006, with particularly strong adoption in the industrial and military/aerospace markets.

Synplicity attributes this growth to its unique true DSP synthesis methodology, the continuing development of the Synplify DSP synthesis optimisation engine and availability of additional IP to support functions commonly used in industrial and military/aerospace applications.

Also critical to its success in these markets is Synplicity's close partnerships with leading FPGA vendors such as Actel, Altera and Xilinx.

"Synplicity's unique approach to DSP synthesis is compelling when you compare its methodology to language-based flows or other tools that generate RTL", said Chris Ciufo, Group Editorial Director for Military Embedded Systems magazine and DSP-FPGA.com.

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