December 2, 2009 -- FPGA design starts are on the rise due to the lower startup costs and re-programmability that FPGA devices can provide. However, large, complex FPGA devices pose significant challenges to an FPGA project team. Only by following sound design flow practices can FPGA designers manage their projects effectively.
Modern design flows have FPGA synthesis positioned at the critically important junction between design creation and physical implementation. Because of this strategic placement in the design process, FPGA synthesis can provide significant leverage in achieving project cost, time and quality goals. In this article, we will discuss how FPGA synthesis tools can help designers achieve their goals efficiently and effectively.
By Sanjay Thatte. (Thatte is Technical Marketing Manager for FPGA synthesis products at Mentor Graphics Corp.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.