Synfora Enhances PICO Extreme Algorithmic Synthesis Design Tools

At the Electronic Design and Solution Fair 2009 (EDSFair2009) in Yokohama, Japan, the week of January 19, 2009, Synfora, Inc., will announce and demonstrate the capabilities of enhanced versions of its PICO Extreme[tm] and PICO Extreme FPGA algorithmic synthesis design tools. Enhancements will include QoR (Quality of Results) improvements in terms of area, timing and timing correlation, reporting and feedback enhancements, and improved code coverage for PICO RTL (Register Transfer Language).

PICO Extreme is an advanced optimizing compiler that exploits parallelism at all levels of hierarchy, not just the block level, to reduce design and verification time, allow designers to find the lowest cost implementation and enable very rapid reaction to changes. It is widely deployed at leading customers for next-generation SoCs and FPGAs in video, wireless, imaging and security applications.

Synfora, Inc.
PICO Extreme/PICO Extreme FPGA announcement, demonstrations
Thursday, January 22 – Friday, January 23, 2009
Electronic Design and Solution Fair 2009 (EDSFair2009)
Pacifico Yokohama (Exhibition Hall, Annex Hall)
1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012
Booth 112

An informational seminar on algorithmic synthesis in complex video applications will be presented by Atsushi Ura, Director of Technical Support, Japan, from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM on Friday, January 23, in Room DM5-23-1. In addition, Synfora will be making brief overview presentations at 3:20 PM on Thursday, January 22, and at 12:45 PM on Friday, January 23, at the Special Presentation Stage.

Vinod Kathail, CTO and Founder of Synfora, will make a presentation from 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM on Thursday, January 22, in the ECSI (European Electronic Chips & Systems design Initiative) “High Level Synthesis: Next Step to Efficient ESL Design” workshop being held in conjunction with the EDS Fair.

About Synfora, Inc.
Synfora, Inc. is the premier provider of algorithmic synthesis tools used to design complex systems-on-chips (SoCs) and FPGAs. Synfora’s technology helps to reduce design costs, dramatically speed chip development, and reduce time-to-market. Synfora serves customers worldwide in the audio, video, imaging, wireless, and security segments of the integrated circuit (IC) design market. The company’s investors are ATA Ventures, Foundation Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, Wafra, and Xilinx.