BW: Industry Support Grows for CynApps Open-Source C++ Design Library

Just a week after announcing it was offering its Cynlib C++
hardware description library under an open-source license, EDA
startup CynApps is enjoying “widespread and enthusiastic” support
for the move says company president, John Sanguinetti.

“In its first four days of availability, more than two hundred
copies of the Cynlib source code were downloaded by design
engineers all over the world from CynApps’ website
(www.cynapps.com). “In contrast,” Sanguinetti notes, “it took over
a year for us to reach that number of VCS licenses at Chronologic.”
Some of the electronic industry’s leading companies have publicly
voiced their support for this emerging de facto standard, including
Apple Computer,…Artisan Components, Cadence Design Systems, Cisco
Systems,… Denali Software, Magma Design Automation, Mentor
Graphics, Novas Software, and Sun Microsystems…”

“Cynlib is a class library that implements hardware description
language features in C++, allowing hardware models to be described
and simulated in standard C++ at all levels of abstraction, from
very high level all the way to RTL. More than half of all
significant designs today are initially described in a
general-purpose programming language like C or C++, according to
market analysts Collett International.”

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