SAN JOSE, CALIF. -- February 12, 2013 -- Forte Design Systems™ the #1 provider of software products
that enable design at a higher level of abstraction and improve design results, today announced its
Cynthesizer™ high-level synthesis (HLS) is the first HLS software to support IEEE 1666™-2011 SystemC.
"Today's design teams need every advantage to beat market pressures," says Mike Meredith, Forte's vice
president of technical marketing. "We began implementing the new SystemC language standard as soon as the
language reference manual was available to ensure our users had the most up-to-date and advanced language
and tools possible."
The latest version of Cynthesizer supports the new SystemC syntax for asynchronous resets. The new language
support for reset semantics in SC_THREADs allows hardware designers to implement synthesizable designs using
the same process construct commonly used for transaction-level system modeling. The result is improved
interoperability between models used for implementation, system modeling and hardware/software co-design.
In addition to these synthesis-related benefits, use of IEEE 1666-2011 SystemC gives Cynthesizer users access
to process control extensions for modeling embedded software systems, the integrated TLM-2.0 library and
features for pausing and restarting simulation.
Approved by the IEEE in February 2012, the upgraded language standard adds features for high-level synthesis
and high-level system modeling. The first simulation library implementation was released in open-source by
the Accellera Systems Initiative in July 2012.
Forte's portfolio of HLS products will be demonstrated February 26-27 from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at
DVCon 2013 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, Calif. Details about DVCon can be found at:
Gary Smith EDA, the leading provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the global Electronic
Design Automation (EDA) market, recognized Forte as the #1 provider of electronic system-level (ESL)
synthesis software in late 2012. At 36%, Forte led a market segment that included three other vendors.
Cynthesizer 4.3, with support for SystemC 2.3 IEEE1666-2001, is available now.
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Forte Design Systems™ is the #1 provider of electronic system-level (ESL) synthesis
software, confirmed by Gary Smith EDA, provider of market intelligence for the global Electronic
Design Automation (EDA) market. Forte's software enables design at a higher level of abstraction
and improves design results. Its innovative synthesis technologies and intellectual property
offerings allow design teams creating complex electronic chips and systems to reduce their overall
design and verification time. More than half of the top 20 worldwide semiconductor companies use
Forte's products in production today for ASIC, SoC and FPGA design. Forte is headquartered in
San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in England, Japan, Korea and the United States. For more
information, visit www.ForteDS.com.
Forte Design Systems and Cynthesizer are registered trademarks for Forte Design
Systems. Forte acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their
respective products and services.
For more information, contact:
Brett Cline, Forte Design Systems
Nanette Collins, Public Relations for Forte Design Systems