Partner Program Makes LSI System Prototyping Platform Available to Designers for Faster System DevelopmentMILPITAS, Calif. and SUNNYVALE -- Calif., Jan. 31, 2006
-- LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) and Synplicity, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNP) today announced that LSI has joined the Synplicity Partners in Prototyping (PIP) program. LSI will offer its system prototyping platform for the ARM926EJ-S processor through the partner program, enabling a hardware and software co-design environment. The prototyping platform is designed to ensure faster system development and a flawless transition to custom silicon, for both standard cell or Platform ASIC designs. The prototyping platform, announced in December is already being shipped to customers.
"The LSI system prototyping platform can save designers time and effort, while ensuring an 'out-of-the-box' design that greatly reduces design risk," said John Gallagher, sr. manager of ASIC Synthesis Marketing, Synplicity. "With LSI as a member of the Synplicity Partners in Prototyping program, our Synplify Pro(R), Synplify(R) Premier and Certify(R) customers can now select the LSI system prototyping platform to identify and qualify a design methodology used in RTL functional prototyping. By incorporating RTL functional prototyping into the ASIC design flow, the LSI prototyping platform can offer designers substantial time-to-market advantages."
Supported by the recently announced LSI reference ARM(R) subsystem and peripherals, the system prototyping platform is a complete reference evaluation board with a RapidChip(R) Integrator(TM) slice with embedded 200MHz ARM926EJ-S processor. This cost-effective board is ideal for ARM926EJ-S developers in the industrial, medical, communications and office automation markets.
With the integration of ARM cores on ASIC and RapidChip Platform ASIC SoC's becoming commonplace, CPU offload technologies which replace C application code with coprocessors coded in RTL, are vital tools for many designers planning their product roadmaps.
"Platform and standard cell ASIC designers can now test their products before starting their implementation," said Mike Casey, director of strategic marketing, LSI Logic. "By offering the system prototyping platform and enabling a software debug earlier in the design cycle, our platform helps save valuable time and greatly reduce design risks for custom silicon solutions with platform or standard cell ASICs that require an embedded processor in a single chip."
For more information on how to get a system prototyping platform for ARM926EJ-S visit: http://www.lsilogic.com/partners/LSIContactSearch.do
Synplicity(R), Inc. is a leading supplier of innovative software solutions that enable the rapid and effective design of complex, high-performance semiconductors. Synplicity's tools provide outstanding performance, cost and time-to-market benefits by simplifying, improving and automating key design planning, logic synthesis, physical synthesis and verification functions for FPGA, DSP, ASIC prototyping, structured/platform ASIC and cell-based ASIC designers. Synplicity is the first company to deliver customized physical synthesis, analysis and floorplanning solutions for today's leading structured/platform ASICs. In addition, the company is the number one supplier of FPGA synthesis solutions and has been rated #1 in customer satisfaction in 2004 and 2005 in EE Times' Annual FPGA Customer Survey. Synplicity's products support industry-standard design languages (VHDL and Verilog) and run on popular platforms. The company employs over 300 people in over 20 facilities worldwide and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information visit http://www.synplicity.com
.About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation is a leading provider of silicon-to-system solutions that are used at the core of products that create, move and store digital content. LSI offers a broad portfolio of capabilities including custom and standard product ICs, host bus and RAID adapters, storage area network solutions and software applications. LSI products enable leading technology companies in the Consumer, Communications and Storage markets to deliver some of the most advanced and well-known electronic systems in the market today. More information is available at www.lsilogic.com