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Description
The Atmel® ProChip Designer® v5.0.1 is a fully featured EDA software suite
incorporating state-of-the-art synthesis and simulation tools from Mentor Graphics
with the Atmel user-friendly interface and design navigator, as well as, powerful
fitter technologies. The combination of these tools enables CPLD designers to
achieve the highest possible logic utilization from the Atmel
ATF15xxAS/ASL/ASV/ASVL/BE (1) series CPLDs with Logic Doubling® features.
Through all of the software components available within ProChip, the following
features are supported:
Design Entry and Synthesis
̶VHDL
̶Verilog
̶CUPL (2)
̶Schematic (2)
Simulation
̶VHDL Functional and Timing Simulation (3)
̶Verilog Functional and Timing Simulation (3)
̶CUPL Functional Simulation (2)
Device
̶ATF15xxBE:(1) 1.8V ultra-low-power CPLD
̶ATF15xxAS/ASL: 5.0V standard and low-power CPLD
̶ATF15xxASV/ASVL: 3.0V standard and low-power CPLD
Programming
̶JTAG ISP
1. The ATF15xxBE is not recommended for new design.
2. Optional and requires Altium software.
3. Optional and requires a separate license from Mentor Graphics.
ProChip Designer
Atmel Software Suite
OVERVIEW
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Features
ProChip Designer seamlessly integrates the following software components into one user-friendly Integrated
Development Environment (IDE) for the ATF15xx CPLDs:
The following optional third-party software from Altium® can be installed separately and can be used independently
or in conjunction with ProChip Designer for schematic and CUPL® designs:
ProChip Designer Software Components
Precision® RTL Synthesis
(Atmel-OEM version) VHDL and Verilog® synthesis supports from Mentor Graphics®.
ModelSim® (Optional*)
(Atmel-OEM version)
VHDL and Verilog simulation supports from Mentor Graphics.
*Requires a separate Mentor Graphics license.
FIT15xx Fitting support for the ATF15xx CPLDs from Atmel.
HDL Planner VHDL and Verilog design entry and text editing supports from Atmel.
ATMISP JTAG In-System programming (ISP) support from Atmel.
Optional Third-party Software
Protel® Design Explorer 99SE
(Atmel Edition)
Schematic and CUPL design entries, synthesis, and functional simulation supports
from Altium.
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1. ProChip Designer Software Suite Components and Licensing Terms
The software components within ProChip Designer are divided into two groups:
Schematic/CUPL Design Flow
VHDL/Verilog Design Flow
These two software groups, their contents, licensing terms, and ordering code are described in Table 1-1 below.
Table 1-1. ProChip Designer Contents and Licensing Terms
Note: 1. The Atmel software tools are supported on Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 operating systems. The details of the
operating system supports for other vendors’ tools can be obtained from the third-party tool vendors’ websites or
documentation.
1.1 Default Installation of Software Components
By default, the installation of ProChip Designer includes the installation of the following software components:
HDL Planner
ATF15xx Fitters
ATMISP
Precision RTL Synthesis
ModelSim
Design Flow Software Components Licensing Term
Schematic/CUPL
Design Flow
ProChip Designer with HDL Planner, Atmel Fitter, and ATMISP. Free
Altium Design Explorer 99SE. Permanent License
[P/N: ATDS1500PC]
VHDL/Verilog
Design Flow
ProChip Designer with HDL Planner, Atmel Fitter, and ATMISP. Free
Mentor Graphics Precision RTL Synthesis (Atmel-OEM version). 2-year License
[P/N: ATDS15xxKSW1]
Mentor Graphics ModelSim (Atmel-OEM version). Contact Mentor Graphics
Unlike ProChip Designer v4.0, the installation of Altium tools are no longer included in ProChip Designer
v5.0.1 installer.
Optionally, Protel Design Explorer 99SE can be installed separately, and it can be used independently or
in conjunction with ProChip Designer v5.0.1 for schematic and CUPL designs.
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1.2 Software Component Licensing
1.2.1 Mentor Graphics Precision RTL Synthesis
To use Mentor Graphics Precision RTL Synthesis in ProChip Designer for VHDL or Verilog synthesis, a FLEXLM
(node locked) license file from Atmel is required. License requests can be submitted to Atmel for evaluation on-line
at the following URL:
www.atmel.com/System/BaseForm.aspx?target=tcm:26-17233
The 2-year license for Precision RTL Synthesis (Atmel OEM version) can also be purchased from an Atmel
distributor.
Table 1-2. Mentor Graphics Precision RTL Synthesis License
Once a license has been purchased, instructions on how to download ProChip Designer from the Atmel website
and how to obtain the license file will be mailed..
1.2.2 Altium Protel Design Explorer 99SE
The 30-day trial version of Altium Protel Design Explorer 99SE is no longer available, and the Licensed Edition of
Altium Protel Design Explorer 99SE must be ordered separately.
The Atmel Licensed Edition of Altium Protel Design Explorer 99SE can be ordered from an Atmel distributor and
the Atmel.
Table 1-3. Altium Protel Design Explorer 99SE License
Once a license has been purchased, instructions on how to obtain ProChip Designer and Protel Design Explorer
99SE along with a 16-digit Access Code (permanent license) will be mailed. Users can then follow the instructions
provided to install the Licensed Edition software.
The ProChip Designer v5.0.1 software is available on the Atmel website at the following URL:
www.atmel.com/tools/PROCHIPDESIGNER.aspx
2-year License Atmel Ordering Code
Precision RTL Synthesis (Atmel OEM version) ATDS15xxKSW1
Atmel no longer provides licenses for the Mentor Graphics ModelSim software.
Please contact Mentor Graphics for information on how to obtain the appropriate license for ModelSim if
VHDL/Verilog simulation is required.
Permanent License Atmel Ordering Code
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2. Design Flow
The ProChip Designer IDE is shown in Figure 2-1. The Design Flow chart on the right provides push-button access
to all stages of a design cycle. Feature descriptions for each design flow stage is described in Table 2-1.
Figure 2-1. ProChip Designer IDE
Table 2-1. Description of Design Flow Stages
Design Flow Stage Description
Source Manager To specify new or existing design file(s). Launches the appropriate design entry tool for editing
based on the selected tool-flow.
Logic Synthesis To synthesize the design file(s) to generate the appropriate netlist file.
Device Fitter To fit the netlist into the target device with the user selected fitter options.
Testbench Manager To specify new or existing testbench file(s). Launches the appropriate testbench entry tool for
editing based on the selected tool-flow.
Functional Simulation To perform functional simulation on the design file(s).
Timing Simulation To perform timing simulation on the output netlist generated by the fitter after fitting.
Atmel-ISP To program the target ATF15xx CPLD through JTAG-ISP.
Menu Bar Design Flow
Shortcut Bar Project Tree Transcript
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3. Support and Resources
For details on how to use ProChip Designer, refer to the ProChip Designer help file, tutorials, and online resources.
These resources are available under the ProChip Help menu.
Table 3-1. Technical Support
4. Revision History
Request Support By:
Email pld@atmel.com
Hotline (+1) (408) 436-4333
Online Support Form www.atmel.com/design-support/
Product Information www.atmel.com/products/programmable-logic/spld-cpld/default.aspx
Rev. Ver. Date Description
3628D 05/2016 Update links and software version. ATF15xxBE is not recommended for new design.
3628C 09/2013 General update of the overview document.
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