This webcast will discuss how the unique features of Altera's high-end Stratix® FPGAs when combined with Synopsys high-performance rapid prototyping solutions enable the new use modes and capabilities for algorithmic design and acceleration, as well as for highest performance Rapid Prototyping. These systems are widely used as a way to shorten development time, start software development earlier in the design cycle and reduce the risk of design respins. Whether you're doing system validation, pre-silicon development, or system level algorithmic design, Stratix-based prototyping platforms deliver unique capabilities, and provide a high-level of confidence to meet demanding time-to-market needs.

In this webcast:

  • Using the Altera® Stratix FPGA-based prototyping platform to achieve demanding time-to-market needs
  • Leveraging high-level synthesis as a fast path to rapid prototyping
  • Achieving the highest performance rapid prototyping for IP validation, DSP-centric designs and designs with high-speed interfaces
  • Taking full advantage of Altera's Stratix III and Stratix IV FPGAs advanced features and capabilities

Neil Songcuan, Product Marketing Manager, Synopsys
Neil Songcuan is a Product Marketing Manager with Synopsys and is responsible for the Confirma rapid prototyping platform. He has 10 years of experience in the hardware-assisted verification industry, holding various marketing management positions with Synplicity, Mentor Graphics and IKOS Systems. Prior to this, Mr. Songcuan held customer marketing and application engineering roles with Altera Corporation. Mr. Songcuan holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University

Frank Yazbeck, Senior Product Marketing Engineer, Altera Corporation
Frank Yazbeck is a senior product marketing engineer at Altera responsible for technology solutions and technical product analysis for Altera's high-end FPGAs. Mr. Yazbeck joined Altera in 1996 and has held various product engineering positions where he was responsible for the rollout management, functional verification, and characterization of Altera's high-end FPGAs. Prior to Altera, he worked as a research assistant at KLA Instruments. Mr. Yazbeck holds an MSEE from Stanford University and a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin.

Clive "Max" Maxfield has now spent over a quarter of a century in the electronic, computing, and EDA arenas. In 1980, after obtaining his BSc in Control Engineering (an interesting mixture of math, electronics, mechanics, and hydraulics and fluids), Max joined a design team at International Computers Limited (ICL) creating CPUs for mainframe computers. In addition to designing ASICs and circuit boards, Max has written numerous test programs for functional and in-circuit testers. In the area of digital logic simulation, Max has created models of everything from ASIC cell libraries to microprocessors. Due to his digital expertise, Max was once appointed analog marketing manager at a large EDA company (the world is a funny old place sometimes).

In the early 1990s, Max thought it would be fun to see a book he'd written on the shelves in his local book store, so he penned his first tome Bebop to the Boolean Boogie (An Unconventional Guide to Electronics). Since that time, Max has authored and co-authored a number of books, including EDA: Where Electronics Begins, The Design Warrior's Guide to FPGAs, and How Computers Do Math (Featuring the Virtual DIY Calculator).