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NUREMBERG, Germany—Timed with Embedded World 2015, Cadence announced its new Stratus High-Level Synthesis Platform, a combination of the “best of both” Forte’s Cynthesizer (acquired in 2014) and the Cadence C-to-Silicon Compiler HLS tool (Richard Goering elaborates on the announcement here).
Frank Schirrmeister, Cadence group director for the System Development Suite, traveled to his native country to brief the European press on the announcement.
It’s part of a “bigger picture at Cadence, the whole system design enablement we started talking about last year,” Schirrmeister told a roomful of journalists (Feb. 24). He added:
“It’s really moving up from the traditional chip domain, which is of course a core EDA domain. And then package and board is something we already had…and we have since then moved up much more into the whole system integration portion, which includes analysis of the full system, hardware-software verification, the software development.”
Here’s Schirrmeister’s press conference, edited for length:
And here's an interview I conducted with Schirrmeister after the press conference from the exhibit hall at Embedded World:
— Q&A: How Stratus High-Level Synthesis (HLS) Brings Out the “Best” of Cadence and Forte
—Sean Dart Q&A: Former Forte CEO Discusses Past, Present, and Future of High-Level Synthesis
— Front-End Summit: Avoiding Routing Congestion with High-Level Synthesis
— How Cadence Acquisition of Forte Boosts High-Level Synthesis