SAN JOSE, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embedded Systems
Conference -- Altera Corporation's (Nasdaq: ALTR) Nios(R) II C-to-Hardware
Acceleration Compiler (Nios II C2H Compiler) was awarded EDN's 2006
Innovation Award in the software category, the company announced today. The
Nios II C2H Compiler is a productivity tool that substantially increases
the performance of embedded software by automatically converting
performance-critical C language subroutines into hardware accelerators and
integrating them into FPGA-based Nios II subsystems.
"The Nios II C2H Compiler is a major step forward in the evolution of
FPGAs as viable, high-performance embedded computing platforms," said Danny
Biran, vice president of product and corporate marketing, Altera. "This
award proves that customers are enjoying the improved productivity and
system performance this tool delivers."
The EDN Innovation Awards, which honor outstanding engineering products
in the electronics industry, are the result of a pre-selection by a panel
of EDN's technical editors and online voting by EDN's worldwide readers.
Receiving this award is further proof of Altera's ability to provide
customers with the tools they need to develop their embedded designs
Winners of EDN's 2006 Innovation Awards were announced at a ceremony at
the Embedded Systems Conference on April 2 in San Jose, and will appear in
the April 12, 2007 issue of EDN and on www.edn.com. For more information
about the EDN Innovation Awards, please visit www.edn.com/innovation.
For more information about Altera's Nios II C2H Compiler, please visit
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Kelly St. Denis