Hardware verification teams use emulation systems for faster SoC design verification, while software development teams need the additional performance that can be achieved with prototyping technology. With Synopsys ZeBu EP1 system teams are free from the constraints of fixed hardware, allowing their verification and software development requirements to drive how and when to shift capacity between emulation and prototyping, rather than having to estimate early on how much of each resource might be needed.
The unified hardware system provides an easy-to-bring up emulation flow with high performance and support for full debug visiblity. Using the prototyping flow of the Synopsys ZeBu EP1 system, teams can validate designs against real world interfaces at the highest possible performance.
Synopsys protocol solutions for ZeBu EP1 offer a wide range of connectivity options to enable execution of complex software stacks and support many advanced interface protocols through:
- At-speed connectivity with protocol interface cards
- Transactors, including virtual testers for virtual interface connectivity
- Speed adapters for in-circuit emulation
- Synopsys IP Protoyping Kits
With Synopsys Virtualizer™, software developers have access to a fast hardware target for their software development and testing using unified hardware for hybrid emulation and prototyping.