Virtual prototyping of System-on-Chips (SoCs) has resulted in a true shift left of the development cycle, enabling software development before hardware availability. In the new book, “Better Software. Faster!” companies around the world covering a wide variety of applications have explained their best practices for deploying virtual prototypes.
In this seminar, we will review some of these practices and illustrate how they can be applied to today’s software development challenges including software bring-up, debug and test on multicore and multi-cluster ARMv8-based SoCs. Through real-world examples and demonstrations we will show how Synopsys Virtualizer Development Kits (VDKs), created in-house or provided by SoC vendors, can jumpstart bring-up, integration and debug of drivers, as well as other software stacks before the availability of hardware-based prototypes.
Microsoft will present their experience with virtual prototyping and how they’re using virtual prototypes to start software development before hardware availability. They will also discuss the benefits they see in leveraging virtual prototypes for early power optimization and post-silicon for failure testing and debug.
All attendees will receive a copy of the new industry book: "Better Software. Faster! Best Practices in Virtual Prototyping".