The Sigasi hardware development toolkit (HDT), an intelligent development environment (IDE) for VHDL, is being made available as an Eclipse plugin.
It is now available in two versions: as a standalone application as before, and as an Eclipse plugin. A tool license includes the right to use either version, at any time. “We believe that the Eclipse platform will become even more popular in the future,” said Philippe Faes, Sigasi's CEO. “Eventually, many customers will want to do all their development within a single Eclipse installation, and bring in the plugins they need for their purposes. Today, Sigasi is ready for this evolution and with the Sigasi VHDL plugin, Eclipse becomes a more attractive and powerful, comprehensible platform for the hardware development world.”
Sigasi (Ghent, Belgium) focuses on the development of agile hardware design tools. Sigasi HDT is aimed at increasing the productivity of VHDL designers by helping them to write, review and reuse their designs in an intuitive way. The development of Sigasi HDT is partly funded by IWT-Vlaanderen.