Plunify cloud platformPlunify announced the immediate availability of Altera Quartus II for designing with Stratix, Cyclone and Arria devices. Quartus II is recognized as an easy-to-use software platform for programmable logic design. The new relationship with Altera marks the production availability of Plunify's cloud based solution for FPGA design. According to the company, cloud-based design platform enables design teams to carry out benchmarking, regression testing and design optimization efforts that often either cannot be done locally, or don't have the priority for immediate execution. A cloud platform can save design teams time and effort, thanks to its scalability and flexibility. Plunify's cloud computing platform is asserted to make running and analyzing builds at scale much easier; it helps design engineers set up and execute regression workflows to evaluate many different scenarios at once; and helps design engineers execute and analyze multiple timing closure attempts in parallel, speeding up design closure efforts.

FPGAAccel WEB gives access to the Plunify for Quartus II tools for easy start-up. With FPGAAccel Command Line, the Plunify for Quartus II tools can be incorporated right from the command line.

Plunify also gives designers access to advanced analysis and verification tools as well as hardware on demand -- on a pay for what you need, when you need it basis. By combining all of this into a one-stop-shop for chip design, the company assert its approach can generate a savings of greater than 50 percent -- with a TCO reduction of between 35 and 55 percent.