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S2C DELIVERS S10 GX 2800 PRODIGY™ RAPID FPGA PROTOTYPING SOLUTION WITH UNSURPASSED CAPACITY AND SCALABILITY
Provides Easy and Cost-Effective Path to Future Higher Density FPGA
San Jose, CA – Dec 19, 2017 - S2C Inc., a world leader in FPGA-based prototyping solutions for today’s innovative designs, has announced the development of a new family called the S10 2800 Prodigy™ FPGA Prototyping Logic Modules based on the Intel® Stratix® 10 GX 2800 FPGA.

The S10 2800 Prodigy Logic Modules (LMs) are developed for designs requiring large capacity and very fast efficiency. Just as with other Prodigy Logic Modules, the S10 System comes enclosed in a unique low-profile modular chassis that fits all components—FPGA board, extendable power control module...

What's New
S2C Prodigy Quad Virtex® UltraScale FPGA Prototyping Logic Module Now Available for Large Scale Designs
Solution Allows for Easy, Cable-Free Design Partitioning and Up to Four Simultaneous Users
The Quad VU440 Prodigy Logic Module can scale to handle designs up to 22.16M System Logic Cells and 354.4Mb of internal memory. The four on-board DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets can support up to a total of 32GB of memory. Multiple Quad VU Logic Modules can be conveniently connected together to expand capacity, and up to 8 Logic Modules can be configured in...
S2C PRODIGY PLAYER PRO NEW CONFIGURATION COCKPIT STREAMLINES FPGA PROTOTYPING AND DEBUG SETUP
Solution Extends Support to Include Prodigy Arria 10 Logic Module
“The updates to our Player Pro system will help our users be more efficient,” commented Toshio Nakama, CEO of S2C, Inc. “Designers and verification engineers will continue to be able to perform basic FPGA prototyping setup while being able to easily transition to advanced partitioning and multiple FPGA debug...
S2C’S ANTICIPATED ARRIA 10 FPGA PROTOTYPING SOLUTION NOW AVAILABLE WITH UNIQUE LOW-PROFILE, FLEXIBLE, DURABLE, AND PORTABLE CHASSIS ENCLOSURE
“Designers using Intel FPGAs can now reap the benefits of FPGA prototyping with our A10 Single Prodigy Logic Module,” commented Toshio Nakama, CEO of S2C. “The new and unique sleek, metal enclosure that our A10 system comes in provides much needed flexibility, durability and portability that designers seek. Users, will of course, be able to take advantage of the full set of our leading Prodigy Complete Prototyping Platform...

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New Chassis for Prodigy Arria 10 and Stratix 10 Logic Modules

Get a detailed view of the New Chassis for Prodigy Arria 10 and Stratix 10 Logic Modules.

Webinar Recording
The Emergence of FPGA Prototyping for ASIC/SoC Design

This webinar will provide a brief overview of FPGA prototyping and address the key points on system selection. We will analyze how the flow changes on single or multiple FPGA systems...

Latest Success Story
Inspur

“The performance capabilities of the Prodigy Logic Module, deep trace debugging of MDM software, professional daughter card customization services, and fast support helped us efficiently verify our SoC designs. This allowed us to focus on the innovation and validation of the SoC.” Said Huang Jiaming, General Manager of High-end Server Department at Inspur.
“The biggest advantage S2C MDM gives us is the ability to....
 
Articles
Enhancing FPGA Prototype Debug | SemiWiki
FPGA prototyping is very popular in modeling hardware for early system prove-out, early embedded software development, as a cost-effective and performance-effective platform for software-driven hardware debug and for late-stage software debug, all before silicon is available. It has significant advantages in run-time performance over other hardware simulation methods and can be considerably less expensive than emulation. But as always, every solution comes with its own challenges; one particular challenge for FPGA prototyping is visibility into hardware internals for debug.

When using prototyping for hardware debug, good debug access is obviously critical; you have to be able to place probes / triggers wherever needed and you must be able to store long traces to debug back through sequences that may run for millions of cycles. In simulation-based verification this is easy. Changing observation points and triggers...
Altera Intel in a Desktop Prototyping System! | SemiWiki
“Designers using Intel FPGAs can now reap the benefits of FPGA prototyping with our A10 Single Prodigy Logic Module,”
commented Toshio Nakama, CEO of S2C. “The new and unique sleek, metal enclosure that our A10 system comes in provides much needed flexibility, durability and portability that designers seek. Users, will of course, be able to take advantage of the full set
of our leading Prodigy Complete Prototyping Platform components including Player Pro and Multi-Debug Module for advanced partitioning and debug...
Vertical Prototyping | SemiWiki.com
I should say up front that S2C position this as a general prototyping solution for any small to medium SoC (the board is built on a single Intel Arria 10 GX1150 FPGA). And I’m sure it is. But it seems particularly well suited to prototyping cloud acceleration applications, ADAS imaging and communications designs. The FPGA hosts extensive DSP resources, well suited for imaging and I would guess also for prototyping deep learning subsystems for image-based search and inference for real-time object recognition, as just a few examples. It also hosts the fast transceivers needed to prototype networking / communications systems...
FPGA Prototyping Module Offers Low-Profile Chassis Design with Flexible Extensions | Electronics 360
Suited for prototyping small- to medium-sized system-on-chips (SoCs), the A10 single logic module offers what S2C claims is the lowest profile enclosure on the market and fits all components, including the FPGA board, extendable power control module and power supply in a single unit.The module also includes a library of daughter cards that allows designers to build prototype targets quickly. The flexible extensions on the module attach to the system without increasing the physical profile of the system or intruding on other parts of the logic module, S2C says..
S2Cが業界最小、Intel Arria10 FPGAベースのプロトタイピングシステムを発表 | EDA EXPRESS
S2Cによると、「Arria 10 Single Prodigy FPGA Prototyping Logic Module」は、複数ボードを接続して更なる大容量を実現できるほか、同社既存の80種以上のドータカードを利用する事が可能。デザインのFPGA実装においては、OpenCLベースのIntelのSDKと互換性を持つ。
また、「Arria 10 Single Prodigy FPGA Prototyping Logic Module」は、S2C既存の各種プロトタイピング向けオプション機能にも対応可能。製品は既に出荷が開始されている...

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Founded and headquartered in San Jose, California, S2C has been successfully delivering rapid SoC prototyping solutions since 2003. S2C provides:

With over 200 customers, S2C's focus is on SoC/ASIC development to reduce the SoC design cycle. Our highly qualified engineering team and customer-centric sales force understands our users’ SoC development needs. S2C systems have been deployed by leaders in consumer electronics, communications, computing, image processing, data storage, research, defense, education, automotive, medical, design services, and silicon IP. S2C is headquartered in San Jose, CA with offices and distributors around the globe including the UK, Israel, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. For more information, visit www.s2cinc.com.

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