Mark Cummings, VP Applications, Viatek,

Title: Commercial Applications and Tools for Reconfigurable Logic


The characteristics of near term commercially viable applications are defined. These will be presented as a counterpoint to the traditional applications, that is they will not focus on ASIC prototyping nor the super computer Nirvana. From these applications, a development scenario can be abstracted. On the basis of on this scenario, the requirements for a set of tools is drawn. The process Viatek is using to develop these tools is discussed and recent experience with applications is reviewed. This experience includes cases of development with conventional tools in parallel with Viatek's approach and measurement of results. There will be an opportunity for extensive questions and answers and discussion.