In May 2006, Synplicity and Xilinx formed the Ultra-High Capacity Task Force to develop improved methodologies for high-capacity designs. The first deliverable from this task force is a set of new incremental methodologies ” SmartGuide technology and Partitions technology. These methodologies are available with Xilinx ISE software version 9.1i and Synplicity’s Synplify Pro v8.8/v8.8.1 and beyond, and are often jointly referred to as “SmartCompile” technology. This article provides details about how to employ the SmartCompile methodologies.

Reprinted with permission from Xcell Journal / Second Quarter 2007. Article © Xcell Journal.