Altera Nios II C2H Compiler Awarded EDN's 2006 Innovation of the Year

Apr 05, 2007, 01:00 ET from Altera

    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 For more information
 about the EDN Innovation Awards, please visit
     For more information about Altera's Nios II C2H Compiler, please visit
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