Origami Designer™ Overview
Menta® Origami Designer™ is the first complete design environment that allows designers to create Custom Programmable Logic Architectures (CPLA). Origami Designer dramatically accelerates the design of programmable accelerators through automated software design tools, RTL and scripts generation from a single high-level specification. These application-specific programmable logic architectures are increasingly essential to support the convergence of multiple functionalities all on a single System-on-Chip (SoC). This makes them ideal for use in a wide variety of applications including networking, baseband, security, video, audio, control and industrial automation applications.
Origami Designer environment
With the constant drive towards more integrated devices that perform a variety of functions and support multiple standards, flexibility and programmability is becoming the buzzword of today’s design teams. These teams are tasked with developing products that can deal with growing performance demands, consume as little power as possible and can process parallel functions for real time applications all while meeting time-to-market pressure. While enabling performance and low power, in a lot of cases fixed hardware blocks are inadequate because of their lack of flexibility, reusability and ability to deal with multiple modes and standards. For a lot of specific tasks standard, application-specific and DSP processors have challenges of their own in terms of meeting the performance and power consumption requirements.
There is where custom programmable logic architectures are saving the day. Their unique ability to offer flexibility and high performance through software programming while limiting overhead makes them the ultimate trade-off between flexibility, area and power. CPLA have the added benefit that they provide post-manufacturing flexibility to reduce the verification effort by decoupling the hardware verification and the functional verification.
Origami Designer gives designers the ability to define, analyze, build and validate the target capacity, performance, interconnect density and programming method by providing full control over the parameters of the Menta eFPGA Core® technology. As part of a complete foundry-independent methodology, Origami Designer enables embedded-FPGA configurability for any SoC or ASIC, on any process technology.
The Menta Origami Designer environment is now available on Red Hat Linux X86 64-bit platform. It comes with an eFPGA Design Kit including library and core samples as Starter Kit.
Please contact Menta at sales(at)menta.fr to request more information.