Mentor Graphics Launches Precise-IP Vendor-independent IP Platform for FPGA Design
Mentor Graphics Corporation announced Precise-IP? — a new vendor-independent IP (Intellectual Property) platform as part of the Mentor Graphics? Precision? Synthesis product line. The platform includes vendor-independent configurable IP from Mentor Graphics and links to categorized third-party IP from leading vendors. The third-party IP was certified by the respective IP vendor to ensure high quality of results with the Precision Synthesis technology.
As part of a complete vendor
A comprehensive catalog of complex cores — such as processors, interface controllers, and application-specific cores — are provided by leading IP vendors and available for multiple FPGA families. Participating vendors of the Precise-IP Partner Program are ARC, ARM, Aeroflex Gaisler, CAST, Eureka Technology, Helion, IPextreme, Innovative Logic, and OptNgn. Mentor Graphics continues to add new configurable IP and new partners to expand its catalog of supported cores.
“Mentor’s Precise-IP is a big win for design engineers,” stated Gary Smith, principal of Gary Smith EDA. “Non-proprietary, commercial IP that is vendor independent gives the FPGA designer the freedom to select the device that delivers the best results.”
“An effective vendor-neutral design methodology requires vendor-independent IP to complement EDA design tools,” stated Daniel Platzker, Mentor Graphics FPGA division product line director. “With Precision Synthesis’ Precise-IP platform, designers can easily create widely-used IP and find high-quality cores from leading IP vendors, thus retaining