> Combined in what way? Personally I write HDL (verilog), draw schematics,
> layout PCBs, and write embedded software - I doubt many Protel customers
do
> all that as individuals although many will as companies. What use is a
VHDL
> or C compiler to a guy like...
>
> Brad Velander,
> Lead PCB Designer,
>


If you have a look at the current toolchain for the AT94 it will be
immediately clear ( look for co-verification ) as to why it would be
advantageous for Atmel to be able to source low cost modules to make the
CPU&sea of gates ubiquitous.  Currently their tools are sourced from the big
guys such as Mentor & have licensing & cost issues which prevent the devices
from common usage.

The manner in which the AT94 style of devices ( just about everyone has
one ) operate, with strong interaction between CPU & FPGA requires tight
coupling between CPU compiler & FPGA compiler. So there is a need for a CPU
compiler, VHDL compiler ( With Schematic entry module ), Synthesis engine,
Placer & a few dozen more bits.  Having the placer communicate with the Sch
or PCB module to update  external netlists with revised pin functions would
be a boon.

Don


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