Chip design teams can improve time to market and avoid costly re-spins by using FPGA-based prototypes to accelerate functional verification. FPGA-based prototypes allow embedded software developers to work with actual hardware earlier in the design cycle, permitting hardware and software to be integrated immediately upon chip fabrication.
Synopsys’ FPGA-based prototyping solution is a complete suite of tightly integrated, easy to use products comprising HAPS® (High-performance ASIC Prototyping System™) hardware supported by an integrated tool flow that includes Synplify® FPGA synthesis, Certify ® design partitioning, and Identify® interactive debugging software.
Synopsys consultants provide methodology and implementation expertise to help deploy an FPGA-based prototyping flow that efficiently maps an ASIC-targeted RTL to Synopsys' HAPS® hardware. Synopsys engineers work collaboratively with a customer’s design team to define the flow and assist with the prototype implementation. The focus is on creating a robust, reusable prototyping flow which puts a SoC design into actual hardware and enables "real world" testing and software integration in advance of ASIC availability.
Synopsys' FPGA-based prototyping services include assistance with:
- Developing your prototyping methodology
- Test environment development and integration assistance
- Adapting ASIC-targeted RTL for FPGA(s) (e.g., migrating memories, clocks, IP)
- Configuring HAPS hardware (e.g., mapping standard interfaces and connectivity)
- Optimizing your FPGA-based prototyping flow setup for RTL debug
To get more information on how we can customize our services for you, please contact Synopsys Professional Services or call your local sales representative.