Mentor Graphics Announces Support for Actel's ProASIC Plus Devices

1/7/2002 - Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL), a supplier of innovative programmable logic solutions, and Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), announced that the Mentor Graphics® LeonardoSpectrum(TM) synthesis tool supports Actel's new second-generation family of flash-based field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), called ProASIC Plus (see related announcement today, "Actel Breaks Barrier With World's First Single-Chip, 1-Million Gate Flash FPGA; Announces New Product Family"). The LeonardoSpectrum product provides ProASIC Plus device users with a powerful synthesis tool that offers push-button and incremental methodologies for the development of highly complex communications and networking applications in the industrial and avionics markets. LeonardoSpectrum also offers advanced optimization and technology mapping of hardware description language (HDL) designs to architecture-specific resources in ProASIC Plus devices as well as TimeCloser(TM) technology for rapid timing closure.

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