HAPS Prototyping Solutions

Prototyping Made Easy

For over 10 years Synopsys has been delivering prototyping systems to hardware and software engineers. The HAPS (High-performance ASIC Prototyping Systems) family of products provides an integrated and scalable hardware-software solution leveraged by design and verification teams to improve their ASIC design schedules and avoid costly device re-spins.

The Synopsys HAPS prototyping solution consists of a suite of modular, easy-to-use products for ASIC and SoC prototyping that include HAPS hardware components supported by an integrated software tool flow for design planning, FPGA synthesis, and debug. HAPS systems are also supported by an ecosystem of third-party vendors from the Synopsys HAPS Connect Program that provide daughter boards, services and hardware for HAPS.

HAPS  Series Products, FPGA-based prototyping, ASIC prototyping


Uses Xilinx Virtex® UltraScale™ FPGAs for capacity over 1.6 billion ASIC gates. The fastest, most affordable way to validate SoC and ASIC designs.


Uses Xilinx Virtex®-7 FPGAs for capacity up to 288 million ASIC gates. The world’s most popular prototyping system: reliable, flexible, with a design flow for rapid bring-up.

HAPS-Developer eXpress (HAPS-DX)

Uses Xilinx Virtex®-7 FPGAs for capacity up to 4 million ASIC gates. HAPS-DX combines hardware and software automation to make system bring-up as quick and easy as possible with a flexible I/O interface architecture to support Synopsys HapsTrak 3 and industry standard FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) formats.

HAPS ProtoCompiler

Comprehensive design automation and debug for the HAPS Series of physical prototypes. Features include: FPGA synthesis for HAPS, system planning, RTL debug and system bring-up utilities, and interfaces for transactor-based validation.

HAPS Series Accessories Datasheets