FPGA Implementation 

Fast, High-Performance FPGA Synthesis 

Synopsys Synplify® FPGA design software provides a high-quality, high-performance, and easy-to-use FPGA implementation and debug environment. Designers using Synopsys’ FPGA tool suite gain fast time-to-results for complex FPGAs, area optimization for both cost and power reduction, automation for soft error mitigation, hierarchical design capabilities and multi-FPGA vendor support. The Synplify Pro® and Synplify Premier FPGA design tools provide additional value by offering links to high-performance functional verification with VCS® simulation and integration with Synphony Model Compiler for high-level synthesis of signal processing hardware.

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Industry-standard synthesis software for producing high-performance, cost-effective FPGA designs.

Advanced suite of tools that delivers fastest time to FPGA implementation, design debug, highly reliable design, and automation of FPGA-based prototyping.

  • Fast runtime and incremental capabilities for fastest time-to-results
  • Best quality of results (QoR) for timing performance in the industry
  • Logic area minimization for part cost and power reduction
  • Multi-FPGA vendor re-targeting from a single RTL source
  • HDL Analyst schematic viewer for fast debug and constraints setting
  • Automation for SEU mitigation including TMR, duplicate with compare, safe FSM implementation and inference of ECC memories
  • 3rd party and FPGA vendor IP support
  • Ability to debug an operating FPGA directly in RTL code
  • Integration with Synphony Model Compiler for DSP algorithm implementation
  • Analysis tools for dynamic power consumption reduction
  • Support for FPGA-based prototypes including gated and generated clock conversion
  • Support for Synopsys DesignWare building blocks and DesignWare digital cores to ensure ASIC flow compatibility
  • Team design for distributed and parallel design development with hybrid top-down/ bottom-up flows
  • Flow automation and customization including Batch Mode, Tcl and Find

Synplify Feature Comparison Chart

Synplify Pro® Synplify® Premier
Design Flow Automation and Customization
Integration with FPGA vendor place & route and embedded system tools (EDK, SoPC Builder)
TCL scripting to drive custom flows and custom reports
Batch mode (floating/ network licenses only)
Management of multiple design implementations for larger team-oriented design projects
Best Quality of Results
Customized mapping software for each FPGA device family ensures optimal implementation and technology independence
Automatic memory and DSP inferencing provides implementation of a design with optimal area, power and timing quality of results
Timing knowledge of Altera megafunctions and Xilinx COREGen modules enables system-level optimizations
Integrated SynCore module generation for high-performing, area-efficient implementations of arithmetic/datapath functions from FPGA vendor-independent RTL
FSM extraction, optimization and debug, with user control
Enhanced logic synthesis to improve timing results
Faster Turnaround Times and Board Bring-Up
Incremental block-based and design preservation flows for consistent results
Automatic compile points incremental flow, for up to 4x faster runtime while maintaining QoR
Incremental static timing analysis
Continue-upon-error mode to reduce iterations required for board bring-up, by identifying multiple errors in one synthesis run
Up to 10x runtime increase using fast synthesis mode multiprocessing with automatic compile points
Hierarchical "Divide-and-Conquer" Flows for Faster Turnaround and Design Preservation
Hierarchical bottom-up flows
Mix and match bottom-up and top-down flows
Hierarchical reporting
Synchronization of geographically distributed / multi-machine parallel projects
Hierarchical Process Management Interface to monitor design progress and errors
Broad Language and Device Support
VHDL, Verilog, SystemVerilog, VHDL 2008
Support for devices from all FPGA vendors: Achronix, Altera, Lattice, Microsemi (formerly Actel) and Xilinx
Mixed language synthesis
Advanced Design Debug and Diagnosis
Integrated language-sensitive HDL source code editor with syntax checker
Interactive HDL Analyst Tool for fast isolation of performance and functional problems
Divide-and-conquer hierarchical debug and bug isolation flows
Debug Design Operating on the Board from your RTL (Identify RTL Debugger)
Pinpoint and monitor operation on design nodes and conditions of interest by defining watch points and sophisticated trigger conditions
Automatic compilation and insertion of debug logic into the FPGA implementation
Incremental debug and fix-up
Automated Design for High Reliability and Safety-Critical Design Including DO-254
Repeatable synthesis results
Traceable and verifiable flows using controls that limit synthesis optimizations and that maintain critical logic and nodes within the design
Fault-tolerant FSM implementation (Hamming-3)
Automatic inference of error-correcting memories
Triple modular redundancy (TMR) with voting logic
Safe finite state machines (FSM) implementation and control with custom error detection and mitigation
Advanced FPGA-Based Prototyping Support and Easy ASIC Code Retargeting to FPGA
ASIC tool RTL language and SDC constraints compatibility
Automated gated clock conversion
Netlist editor and compiler constraints feature streamlines ASIC design import and retargeting
HAPS prototyping system integration
DesignWare IP integration and optimization
Integration with VCS Simulator for simulation data analysis
FPGA DesignWare IP support Synchronized with your ASIC
Complete DesignWare Library Building Block IP integration
Synopsys coreTools integration, for FPGA designs that include DesignWare digital cores
Advanced Power Optimization and Estimation
Generate high-quality switching data to drive power optimizations
Automated power conservation for unused RAM blocks
Automatic power optimization of Xilinx DSP48 primitives

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