Chip design teams can improve time-to-market and avoid costly re-spins by using FPGA-based physical prototypes to accelerate system validation. FPGA-based prototypes enable embedded software developers to use actual hardware earlier in the design cycle, permitting pre-silicon validation and hardware/software integration prior to 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 and ProtoCompiler prototyping software that includes automation features for ASIC migration, multi-FPGA partitioning, FPGA synthesis, and debug.
Synopsys consultants provide methodology and implementation expertise to help deploy a prototyping flow that efficiently maps ASIC-targeted RTL to Synopsys' HAPS series prototyping systems. 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 maps a SoC design into hardware that enables "real world" testing and software integration in advance of ASIC availability.
Synopsys' FPGA-based prototyping services include assistance with: