Cloud native EDA tools & pre-optimized hardware platforms
Traditional tools and methods for embedded software development are insufficient to address today’s complex embedded systems, especially multicore chips and SoCs, as well as their aggressive development timelines.
A virtual prototype is an executable software model that runs on a host system. It emulates the hardware, including CPU instruction sets, memory maps, registers, and interrupts, at a sufficient level that can be tailored for software development. From a software perspective it is binary-compatible with the hardware being emulated, allowing users to run unmodified binary images of the entire software stack that includes everything from low-level device and firmware to operating systems to middleware and, finally, to the application being developed. It is a complete functional representation of the target system on which to develop software.