Calypto Catapult High-level Synthesis Platform Chosen by Olympus for C-Based Design and Verification

  Calypto Catapult High-level Synthesis Platform Chosen by Olympus for C-Based
  Design and Verification

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- August 4, 2014

Calypto^® Design Systems, Inc., a leader in low-power RTL design and C-based
design and verification, today announced that Olympus Corp., a leading
provider of digital imaging technology solutions, has selected Calypto’s
Catapult high-level synthesis (HLS) platform for their advanced ASIC designs.
Olympus evaluated several HLS tools and determined that the Catapult platform
was the ideal choice given its proven success in ASIC tapeouts, best C
language support and integrated HLS verification methodology.

“After Evaluating Catapult for high-level synthesis, we found it was possible
to shorten the design time for beginning designers because the Catapult GUI is
very easy and intuitive to use,” said Tetsuya Kawasaki, Deputy General Manager
SOC Technology Department of R&D Division, Olympus. “We also found that
Catapult would give us both the quality and productivity we needed, and we
were able to develop very complicated IPs to be included in our ASIC in a very
short turnaround time.”

The SoC Technology Department of Olympus is the division which evaluates new
technologies for SoC development associated with all of Olympus products and
proposes them to SoC design teams. The next generation imaging blocks designed
by this division represent core technology for Olympus, and are built into
strategic products for the high-end imaging market.

“We are delighted that Olympus has adopted Calypto’s C-based design and
verification solution,” said Sanjiv Kaul, President and CEO at Calypto. “Our
Catapult platform is unique in its comprehensive approach to high-level
synthesis with its integration of SLEC for verification, and support for both
C++ and SystemC. The Catapult platform is also the only HLS platform that is
production proven in over 1000 successful tapeouts.”

Besides Catapult’s superior dual language support, Olympus determined
Calypto’s integrated HLS verification flow essential to speed verification
time. The tight integration with Calypto’s SLEC product (sequential logic
equivalency checking) allows users to formally prove that Catapult’s generated
RTL is equivalent to the original C model thereby dramatically reducing the
RTL verification effort. Catapult is also the first HLS tool to implement an
assertion synthesis flow that allows Olympus to improve overall source level
quality as well as design coverage.

Olympus’ investigations also lead them to conclude that Catapult has the
greatest deployment worldwide and the largest number of ASIC tapeouts in
production. Calypto’s ability to support the Olympus design efforts through
its support technology center of excellence was an additional key decision

About Calypto’s Products

Catapult^® high-level synthesis, SLEC^® (Sequential Logic Equivalence
Checking) and PowerPro^® platforms are used to design, verify and optimize
complex ASIC and FPGA designs by seven out of the top ten semiconductor
companies and over 100 leading consumer electronics companies worldwide.
Calypto’s products enable engineers to dramatically improve design quality and
reduce power consumption of their SoC while significantly reducing overall
design and verification time.

About Calypto

Calypto^® Design Systems, whose customers include Fortune 500 companies
worldwide, is a leading provider of tools for high-level synthesis, RTL power
analysis and optimization, and sequential logic equivalency checking.
High-level synthesis is an essential methodology forIP development where
algorithms and implementations must evolve at a rapid pace, as often occurs
inapplications such asHEVC, image processing, and advanced communication
productsamongstmany others.Calypto’s patented, deep sequential analysis
technology finds low-power optimizations in RTL that other solutions miss,
resulting in maximum power utilization. Calypto has offices in Europe, India,
Japan, Korea, and North America with representation in China,Israel,and

Catapult, Calypto, PowerPro and SLEC are registered trademarks of Calypto
Design Systems Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective


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