Eclipse Hardware Plugin
Integrated Design Environments tend to be more popular in the software world than the hardware world. Despite this, electronic design automation company Sigasi, have just released a commercial VHSIC hardware description language (VHDL) plugin for Eclipse.
Sigasi HDT is a development environment for
hardware designers. It contains a VHDL parser and compiler that
runs in the background. Sigasi HDT gives the developer the ability
to navigate to VHDL objects in the design by selecting it in a
hierarchical view, and assists in completing VHDL constructs.
“Until now, Sigasi HDT was only distributed as a standalone
application, which is ideal for customers without Eclipse
experience that want a solution that works out of the box,” said
Hendrik Eeckhaut, Sigasi’s CTO. “The plugin version will be
attractive to existing Eclipse users that would like to enhance
enhance their existing installation with support for hardware
Sigasi HDT is available as both a standalone application, and as
an Eclipse plugin. Sigasi HDT is priced at