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Synopsys expands Confirma platform

According to the company, the HAPS-A31 system is a single-field-programmable gate array (FPGA) prototyping board in the PCI Express (PCIe) form factor equipped with an Altera Stratix III SL340 FPGA.

Synopsys said that the HAPS-A31 system is a HAPS board which contains an Altera device and adopts the PCIe format, which is expected to permit the board to be plugged directly into any 4-lane PCIe slot. This high bandwidth interface is designed to enable designers to tightly couple application software development to high-performance DSP algorithms and IP blocks and take advantage of the Synopsys rapid prototyping system, the company added. This capability results in a reliable validation platform which is expected to cut days, even months off of verification cycles.

Juergen Jaeger, director of product marketing for ASIC verification at Synopsys, said: Virtually every ASIC and ASSP design today is prototyped in FPGAs. This Altera Stratix III FPGA-based board is ideal for high-performance, DSP-centric designs. Enabled by its PCIe form factor, it provides an elegant solution for early software development and hardware/software co-verification.

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