Three Methods to Choose From

Here's how we've structured our Universal Design Tools approach.

The "Integrated" Design Method

Many of today's design teams rely on integrated CAE tool systems to develop their programmable logic designs. If you are familiar with these tools, you know their full-featured schematic entry capabilities provide a powerful and effective design engine that lets you create and simulate a complete complex design within a single tool environment.

And because the same tool can be used for many different designs, training is transferable and costs are spread over more projects. Integrated tools also provide you with an easy migration path by allowing you to mix them with legacy tools and platforms from other vendors via a common file format. They also smooth your transition to the more advanced solutions out on the horizon. So you can continue to leverage all of your tools as long as you need to.

But more importantly, as designs grow more complex, today's better, more sophisticated tools make it easier and faster to create new products.

All the industry's popular tool vendors fully support AMD's Universal Design Tools philosophy. In fact, if you're currently a CAE system user, you probably already have AMD's PLD library at your fingertips. These tools also include MINC's popular programmable logic fitter engine.

See the enclosed tool briefs for details on each of these leading systems.

In addition to receiving a high-quality product, you get the high level of product support you've come to expect from a leading software vendor. Or, if you prefer, lower-cost, limited-license versions of these leading tools are available directly from AMD.

We're here to help you move up -- and keep up -- with effective solutions for today, as well as advanced solutions for tomorrow.

The "Top Down" Design Method

This is the thinking of the future. Originally created specifically for ASIC logic design, "Top Down" logic synthesis is rapidly becoming the method of choice for designing with programmable logic. AMD is ready now with effective, low-cost solutions for this advanced design technology.

Top Down Universal Design Tools provide the added advantage of powerful design entry and logic synthesis input languages, such as VHDL and Verilog. These features give you the benefit of portability across silicon technologies, and let you leverage your total investment. Of course, they also include AMD's complete library of superior PLDs and support for MINC's popular fitter engine.

You can purchase a full-use license directly from our recommended vendors, or choose AMD's lower-cost, limited-license alternative.

The "Classic" Design Method

The "Classic" design method lets you use a standard PC platform and traditional Boolean logic descriptions to define your PLDs -- whether cost is a critical factor, or you just prefer to work that way. It also maximizes your time and resources by extending the life of your training and equipment costs, while giving you the flexibility to choose your own tools and methods.

MINC's high-quality fitter engine provides you with the best match for your design. And you can easily access our full programmable logic library and port files to other platforms for further integration.

Each tool is fully supported by its vendor to ensure your complete satisfaction.

It's A No Brainer 

Think about it. Until now, you've had to spend much of your time learning and re-learning new, proprietary tools -- only to be constrained by those architectures your tools support.

The Universal Design Tools approach gives you a choice -- many choices, in fact -- to select the devices, tools and methods that work best for you now -- and a clear and easy migration path for the future. We free you to create more complex designs faster so that you can get your designs out as fast as you can think.

There's a lot more we could tell you about how to create complex designs faster. Call your local AMD sales office or representative.


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