Start-up takes FPGA design to the cloud
"Before Plunify, lengthy, repetitive build iterations were necessary for each design, implementation was slow and design collaboration was extremely limited.�Now, with multiple servers accelerating design flow and the cloud providing secure design collaboration capabilities, the sky (no pun intended!) is the limit for FPGA designers," said Harnhua Ng, director of engineering for Plunify.�"Plunify also gives designers access to advanced analysis and verification tools as well as hardware on demand—on a pay for what you need, when you need it basis.�By combining all of this into a one-stop-shop for chip design, Plunify's approach can generate a savings of greater than 50 percent—with a TCO reduction of between 35 and 55 percent."
Chip design companies are looking to reduce development costs as well as shorten their products' time-to-market.�Design and verification include compute-intensive processes such as complex simulations, rigorous regression testing and meticulous timing closure.�By maximizing the parallelism and flexibility of cloud computing, Plunify enables these tasks to be performed at a fraction of the time and with significantly less overhead, noted the company.
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