SAN FRANCISCO — Mitrionics Inc., a Swedish provider of FPGA programming tools, announced new diagnostics and optimization features for its Mitrion Software Development Kit to facilitate faster development times through troubleshooting, debugging and optimizing Mitrion processor designs prior to FPGA synthesis.
New features include error checking that presents messages with cause/remedy descriptions for non-FPGA experts and users, and a "server mode" that creates a virtual FPGA in software and allows developers to simulate and debug their host application without having access to an actual FPGA, the company said.
According to Mitrionics (Lund, Sweden), the company's Mitrion Virtual Processor and Mitrion Software Development Kit allow supercomputing software applications to be written to run on FPGAs faster, easier and more affordably than any existing hardware design and electronic system level tools. The company touts the Mitrion Platform as the only FPGA supercomputing development technology that allows scientists, researchers and software developers to program FPGAs without any hardware design knowledge.
“Our latest diagnostic and optimization enhancements demonstrate our continued commitment and advancement towards making FPGA supercomputing a practical reality for non-hardware engineers or designers,” said Anders Dellson, Mitrionics CEO, in a statement.