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Real Intent Introduces Meridian FPGA, Popular Clock Domain Crossing Verification Software for Altera Customers

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San Jose, California – November 3, 2008- Real Intent Inc., the leading supplier of verification software for electronic design, announced its first release of Meridian FPGA™ verification software . Meridian FPGA is specifically designed to work with Altera Corporation’s latest release of its Quartus® II software, version 8.1, to verify Clock Domain Crossings (CDC). It offers a cost-effective alternative when compared to the cost of equivalent ASIC design software.

Meridian FPGA enables 4X faster CDC closure through automatic, template-free and powerful clock intent verification. It verifies FIFO and Protocol-driven CDC interfaces for maximal confidence. Effects specific to FPGA platforms are automatically integrated in the verification process. Meridian FPGA is tightly integrated with Quartus II software to deliver verification confidence in a seamless flow.

“Reliable CDC verification is a growing problem for FPGA designers,” said Prakash Narain, CEO of Real Intent. “We have always supported both ASIC and FPGA designs. By integrating Altera’s Quartus II software with Meridian FPGA, we are giving our mutual customers access to powerful CDC verification technology, making it easier and economic to produce reliable FPGA designs.”

“As the functionality of FPGAs increases, a greater level of importance is placed on verification tools that quickly demonstrate the accuracy of the user’s design,” said Jim Smith, director of EDA vendor relations at Altera. “Real Intent’s Meridian FPGA verification software complements the productivity benefits of our Quartus II software by helping speed the verification process and minimize overall FPGA development time.”

Users interested in learning more about the latest release of Altera’s Quartus II software, version 8.1, can visit

To learn more about Clock Domain Crossings and to download a technical white paper “Clock Domain Crossing Demystified: The Second Generation Solution for CDC Verification,” please visit[...].

About Meridian FPGA from Real Intent

Meridian FPGA performs automatic clock intent verification by automatically extracting and verifying clock, reset, data and control crossings in the design to ensure reliable CDC operations. Meridian FPGA is easy to use and supports Tcl and Synopsys Design Constraint (SDC) interfaces, as well as offers flexible debug and sign-off capabilities for easy CDC verification.

Price and Availability

The FPGA version of Meridian is shipping now and priced at $15,000.00 (USD).

About Real Intent Verification Software

Real Intent delivers fast verification signoff with its EnVision™ verification software, which can lead to a 4x to 10x faster verification signoff for typical designs when compared to alternatives.

EnVision™ tools include Meridian CDC™ and Meridian FPGA for Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) verification; Ascent™, an all-in-one automatic verification software; Conquest™, a static, formal Assertion-Based Verification (ABV) software; and PureTime™, the most accurate verifier for SDC timing exceptions, such as false and multi-cycle paths.

About Real Intent

Real Intent is extending breakthrough formal technology to critical problems encountered by design and verification teams worldwide. Real Intent’s products dramatically improve the functional verification efficiency of leading edge application specific integrated circuit (ASIC), system-on-chip (SOC), and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices. Over 40 major electronics design houses, including AMD, NVIDIA, and NEC Electronics use Real Intent software.

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Source: Real Intent