Wind River to Distribute Celoxica's DK1 Design Suite
ABINGDON, Oxfordshire / ALAMEDA, Calif., - 10 April 2001 - Celoxica Limited and Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND) today announced a worldwide agreement to distribute DK1 - a C-to-hardware design suite for the rapid expression and conversion of software algorithms into hardware implementations on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Established through the WindÂ River Direct programme, the agreement furthers Wind River's initiative to deliver the most complete integrated development solution for reconfigurable computing to embedded developers.
"DK1 is a compelling technology for Wind River's customers and we are proud to be providing one of the cornerstones for this new initiative," said Jon Treanor, President & CEO, Celoxica. "In Wind River, Celoxica is gaining a truly world class partner that understands and supports the changing of processes within a customer's organisation to accommodate new technologies."
"Reconfigurable computing and FPGA technology is one of the most exciting emerging markets in the embedded industry," said Curt Schacker, vice president of marketing and corporate development for Wind River.Â "Wind River is pleased to extend our WindLink partnership with Celoxica to provide the best and most complete development technology for the reconfigurable computing market, all available in one place."
Celoxica's DK1 is the first suite for effective direct C-to-hardware synthesis. Beyond its benefits in rapid hardware design, DK1 enables system designers and software developers to accelerate algorithms by expressing them in parallel and mapping them directly to hardware without a Hardware Description Language (HDL) step. This has significant implications in areas such as broadband networking where the ability to accelerate complex software protocols in hardware is becoming more and more critical.
Wind River has an exclusive one-year agreement to be the only company in the embedded industry to offer the DK1 and will immediately distribute it through its worldwide sales organisation. Celoxica will provide direct support to the Wind River sales team through its regional offices in Silicon Valley, California; Japan; Singapore; and the United Kingdom. Customer support for DK1 will be provided to Wind River customers through Celoxica's own support organisation and Celoxica's support partner Synstar, which provides support to leading international organisations, including IBM and NCR.
The DK1 design suite represents a new approach to the rapid development of designs implemented on FPGAs, cutting design-times to weeks and days. With DK1 engineers use Handel-C, a high-level language based on ANSI-C, to write complex algorithms targeted for migration to hardware. Handel-C can be learnt by a C-programmer in a matter of days. DK1 provides migration from a C-like code, with extensions for parallelism and timing, directly to hardware. As a result, space and time issues can be controlled in C and hardware design is no longer limited to hardware design experts, but accessible to application specialists, including system architects and software engineers. Along with an integrated development environment (IDE), DK1 provides all the design tools - including compilers, simulators and debuggers - needed to design, validate, refine and implement designs based on the Handel-C high-level language. DK1 and Handel-C are both supported by comprehensive training programmes.
About Wind River Direct
Under the umbrella of the WindLink Partner Program, Wind River Direct"! is the embedded system industry's first-ever one-stop-shopping option for integrated solutions based on the Wind River development platform. As more devices requiring embedded technologies are produced across a variety of vertical market segments, an increasing number of developers are searching for ways to improve their time-to-market.Â With Wind Direct, developers can purchase a previously disparate group of building blocks on one purchase order. And because the Wind River Direct products have passed the interoperability requirements for Tornado certification, the effort required by the customer to expand the Tornado platform to meet specific development requirements is minimal.Â Celoxica joins a prestigious group of WindLink Partners participating in Wind River Direct-other partners include Ada Core, Aisys, Criterion, Highlander, Real-Time Innovations, Spider Software, and Tri-Pacific Software.Â Click here for more information about Wind River Direct.
Pricing and availability
Celoxica's DK1 design suite is available now through the Wind River sales organisation priced at $76,500 for a three-year license.
About Wind River
Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think"!. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations in sixteen countries worldwide.
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