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 your ASIC-targeted RTL to Synopsys’ HAPS® hardware. Our engineers work collaboratively with your design team to define the flow and assist with the prototype implementation. The focus is on creating a robust, reusable prototyping flow which puts your 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 your 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 us or call your local sales representative.