DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits

Accelerate IP Prototyping and Integration

The DesignWare® IP Prototyping Kits provide the essential hardware and software elements needed to reduce IP prototyping and integration effort and to enable designers to start implementing IP in a SoC in minutes. The kits center around a complete, out-of-the-box reference design that consists of a validated IP configuration and necessary SoC integration logic such as clock, reset, power management, and test logic for a specific IP protocol.

With a proven reference design for the IP, designers can be instantly productive, enabling them to accelerate the integration of IP into their target SoC, optimize the IP configuration, and develop drivers and software applications with real world I/Os and hardware. Designers can modify the standard IP configuration for their target application through a fast iteration flow consisting of Synopsys' coreConsultant IP configuration tool, Synopsys' ProtoCompiler DX synthesis and debug tool and compilation scripts.

For hardware engineers, the IP Prototyping Kits provide a validated IP configuration that can be easily modified to explore design tradeoffs for the target application. For software developers, the IP Prototyping Kits can be used as proven targets for early software bring-up, debug, and test.

Hardware/Software Options

IP Prototyping Kits come in multiple hardware/software configurations to meet your exact IP prototyping needs. The target IP core can be implemented on Synopsys' HAPS®-DX FPGA-based prototyping system with an ARC® processor-based 32-bit software development platform (SDP) running Linux, a 64-bit Juno ARM development platform, or a PCI Express connection to a PC with any processor. For designers who are already using HAPS-DX or HAPS-80 systems, IP Prototyping Kits are available as soft deliverables that are compatible with their existing systems. All kits include reference drivers, SoC integration logic, and application examples.

IP Prototyping Kits are available in the following configurations:

  • HAPS-DX FPGA-based prototyping system
    • With PC connection via PCI Express
    • With ARC Software Development Platform via AXI
    • Targeting Juno ARM development platform
  • Soft IP Prototyping Kits
    • For use with your in-house HAPS-DX or HAPS-80 systems


Table 1: DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits