Aldec Optimizes FPGA Routing Resources for Power and Performance

Date: Dec 20, 2012Type: Release

Henderson, NV - December 20, 2012 – Aldec, Inc., today announces the release of ALINT™ 2012.12, an advanced static design analysis and checking solution that decreases verification time by identifying critical issues early in the RTL design phase of ASIC and FPGA designs. ALINT 2012.12 delivers performance improvements, a team-based task management utility, and a new premium rule library that includes checkers to optimize routing resources in designs targeting today’s largest FPGAs.


“Although each device family is unique as a place and route target, mismanagement of routing resources negatively impacts resource utilization, performance and power,” said Dmitry Melnik, Product Manager, Aldec Software Division. “Within the RTL, routing-unaware design styles limit choices for the place and route tools later in the design cycle. This results in additional routing capacitance and delay, and consequently increased power and impaired performance. In contrast, routing-aware design techniques improve routing utilization and allow place and route applications to consume less of the target device and produce better quality results.”


Core Areas Covered by New Rule Library

Three core issue types addressed by the new checkers implemented in ALINT 2012.12 premium rule library are:

1. Logic placement at different levels of design hierarchy (hierarchical design)

2. Suboptimal cross-hierarchy interconnections that increase fanout

3. I/O port registering issues


The guidelines supported in ALINT’s premium rule library enable logic synthesis and place and route tools to provide more efficient chip utilization. The new rules benefit not only FPGA designs but are also equally applicable to ASIC designs that use multiple FPGA boards for prototyping, where partitioning and resource management can be very challenging.


ALINT 2012.12 Availability

  • Available today with premium rule plug-in for FPGA routing resources optimization as an add-on option. 
  • Distributed worldwide. Please contact your local sales office for pricing.
  • For product Release Notes detailing new features and enhancements and a free 30-day Evaluation, please visit www.aldec.com/products/alint.


About Aldec

Aldec Inc., headquartered in Henderson, Nevada, is an industry leader in Electronic Design Verification and offers a patented technology suite including: RTL Design, RTL Simulators, Hardware-Assisted Verification, ASIC Prototyping, Design Rule Checking, IP Cores, DO-254 Functional Verification and Military/Aerospace solutions. www.aldec.com


Aldec is a registered trademark of Aldec, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Media Contact: Christina Toole,
Aldec, Inc.
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