PORTLAND, Ore.--Nov. 28, 2000--Xilinx, Inc. and Model Technology, a Mentor Graphics company, today announced that the Intellectual Property (IP) Solutions Division of Xilinx has standardized on ModelSim (R) for its simulation needs. Using ModelSim, the world's most popular HDL simulation tool, Xilinx designers can verify large blocks of IP for rapid integration into Xilinx® FPGAs, the world's leading FPGA platform.
At the performance and integration levels of the Xilinx next generation Virtex(TM)-II FPGAs, design reuse has become a standard practice in the design process that requires a simulation tool capable of handling large amounts of IP. By using ModelSim, FPGA designers can simulate Xilinx IP in either Verilog, VHDL or Mixed Language environment. This latest agreement will ensure that future versions of ModelSim are compatible with next generation Xilinx IP and FPGA architectures.
``ModelSim is the standard at Xilinx for verifying IP,'' said Mike Frazier, director of engineering for the IP solutions division at Xilinx. ``ModelSim's language-neutral support provides for an easy integration into our IP verification flow allowing our mutual customers to work in their design environment of preference.''
``As a result of this agreement, Xilinx and Model Technology are making a strong commitment to maintain the highest standard in simulation surrounding design reuse,'' said John Lenyo director of marketing for Model Technology. ``Not only will Xilinx designers benefit from the tools' compatibility, but also many of our mutual customers will benefit from ModelSim when integrating IP into multi-million gate devices, like the next generation Virtex-II FPGA.''
Xilinx is the leading supplier of complete programmable logic solutions, including advanced integrated circuits, software design tools, predefined system functions delivered as cores, and unparalleled field engineering support. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Xilinx invented the field programmable gate array (FPGA) and fulfills more than half of the world demand for these devices today. Xilinx solutions enable customers to reduce significantly the time required to develop products for the computer, peripheral, telecommunications, networking, industrial control, instrumentation, aerospace, defense, and consumer markets. For more information, visit the Xilinx web site at http://www.xilinx.com.
About Model Technology
Model Technology Inc., a Mentor Graphics Company, is the industry's leading supplier of HDL simulation tools. Model Technology provides ASIC and FPGA designers with the latest in simulation technology regardless of the language (VHDL, Verilog or mixed-HDL) or platform (Unix, Windows, Linux) used. With more than 60,000 licensed units sold worldwide, ModelSim is the most popular HDL simulator in the industry. For information on the nearest Model Technology representative or Model Technology products, call 503/641-1340, email email@example.com, or visit www.model.com.