S2C Offers Comprehensive Design Solution with Virtex-4 TAI Prototyping Development Kit (TAI PDK)


San Jose, Calif. - September 19, 2007—S2C Inc., a provider of advanced SoC design solutions, is pleased to announce the availability of the Dual Virtex-4 TAI Prototyping Development Kit (TAI PDK). Accelerating the prototyping and verification of your chip design on an FPGA-based platform, the PDK provides designers an out-of-the-box FPGA-based design solution that combines feature-rich development hardware with usability enhancing software.

TAI PDK includes a Dual Virtex-4 TAI Logic Module for core prototyping functionality, TAI Pod Module for clock generation, download, and hardware self-test, and TAI Player software for run-time, debug, and compile capabilities. Designers have the option to choose from logic capacities of 4.0 million gates (two Xilinx V-4 LX200 FPGAs) or 3.2 million gates(two Xilinx V-4 LX160 FPGAs).

"The FPGA prototyping marketplace is filled with stand-alone tools that require designers to rely on multiple vendors," says Toshio Nakama, CEO of S2C. "Our TAI PDK takes advantage of our strengths in both hardware and software development, and gives customers a single environment in which to debug, verify, and partition their design projects from day one."

Please visit our web site here to view the TAI PDK technical specifications.

We are offering free on-premise TAI PDK demonstrations. To schedule an appointment, please contact the S2C office nearest you or e-mail us at sales@s2cinc.com.

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About TAI Logic Module The S2C Virtex-4 TAI Logic Module is a rapid SoC/ASIC prototyping and support system that utilizes TAI IP, a configurable FPGA-based IP format, to efficiently create designs in prototypes. When used with the optional TAI Pod module, the TAI Logic Module utilizes S2C's TAI Bus technology to dynamically link the interconnections and debugging data among multiple stacked TAI Logic Modules, allowing effortless compilation and debugging of complex designs in multiple TAI Logic Modules.

About TAI Player & TAI Pod TAI Player & TAI Pod is a software-hardware combination that can implement system level design using TAI IP on TAI-compliant FPGA prototypes and link these designs with ESL models in simulation. TAI Player + TAI Pod provide FPGA prototype run-time and debugging features that dramatically reduce the challenges of building SoC/SIP prototypes on FPGAs.

About S2C S2C provides comprehensive solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) customers, offering advanced SoC prototyping and design Servicess, silicon IP, and tools that enable FPGA-Based SoC Design design. As long as you have an idea of the SoC you want to build, we can help you realize your goal.

S2C was founded in 2003 by a team with extensive experience in ASIC emulation, FPGA prototyping, and SoC validation technologies. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, S2C also has offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen, China.


Press Contact: Allen Tan S2C Corporate Marketing Manager (408) 213-8818 allent@s2cinc.com