S2C Partners Japan Circuit Co-Developing Next Generation Ultra High-Performance SoC Prototyping Solution

 

San Jose, CA, USA – Aug 6th, 2009 – S2C Inc., a leading total solution provider in facilitating systems to chip innovations, today announced a new partnership with Japan Circuit Co., Ltd., a high-speed PCB design company, to co-develop the next generation high-speed SoC prototyping solution based on the latest FPGA devices from Altera and Xilinx. Japan Circuit brings to this partnership over 20 years of high-speed PCB design experience, delivering printed circuit boards (PCB) that can run at more than 10GHz. Future S2C's TAI Logic Module SoC prototyping boards will be simulated by Japan Circuit's engineers for achieving superior performance supporting standards such as the 8-lane Gen2 PCIe standard. In addition, Japan Circuit will be developing a series of daughter boards for TAI Logic Module for high-speed interfaces such as the 10G Ethernet and DDR3 memory modules.

In this new partnership, Japan Circuit will also become S2C's main distributor in Japan for sales and support of S2C's SoC prototyping product line. S2C's prototyping product line includes FPGA-based prototyping hardware, TAI Logic Module, and prototype automation software, TAI Player Pro. The latest TAI Logic Module is based on Xilinx's Virtex-5 FPGA devices and has advanced features such as multiple voltage settings, programmable on-board clock sources, and dual DDR2 SO-DIMM SoCket support. One Virtex-5 TAI Logic Module can hold design up to 6.6 million ASIC gates with 1320 total IO and multiple TAI Logic Modules can be stacked for logic expansion. TAI Player Pro software enables designers to implement SoC designs on FPGA prototypes from RTL and combines four distinct functions under one software package to reduce the challenges of building design prototypes on FPGA: design compile, runtime control of FPGA hardware, design debug using ILA, and link to ESL models through SCE-MI.

"As the length of the semiconductor process continues to shrink, the performance of new SoC design rises and so does the need for higher-speed FPGA-based systems for SoC prototyping. It is to fulfill this future higher-performance requirement for our customers that we have carefully chosen to partner with Japan Circuit, who is the industry's top expert in designing and delivering high performance and high quality board and system solutions," said Toshio Nakama, CEO of S2C. "S2C is committed to continue providing world-leading rapid SoC prototyping solutions to our customers and this new partnership is essential for achieving that goal in the coming years."

"Through our collaboration with S2C, we can now lend our high-speed PCB and system design knowledge to new applications – ASIC/SoC Prototyping. At Japan Circuit, we believe in the vision of Contributing to SoCiety and applying our existing expertise in a new application area really means something to us," said Tetsuhiro Sakai, CEO of Japan Circuit. "We look forward to put in on our efforts in this partnership and to serve our customers in Japan."

More product information is now available in Japanese on the newly launched www.s2cinc.jp website or in English at www.s2cinc.com. For inquiries about S2C SoC prototyping products in Japan, please contact Japan Circuit at sales@s2cinc.jp. For inquiries outside of Japan, please contact S2C at sales@s2cinc.com.

About Japan Circuit

Founded in Kawasaki, Japan 20 years ago, Japan Circuit specializes in very high speed printed circuit board (PCB) design and provides a number of electronic circuit related products and Servicess. Japan Circuit has been serving many of the top-tier semiconductor vendors in Japan and Japan Circuit's analog team has especially assisted these companies to meet ever-challenging high-speed PCB performance requirements. Japan Circuit has three other design teams in the area of integrated circuit design, software design and PCB designs providing the following solutions:

  • Development of electronic circuits
  • Development of electronic circuits-related software
  • Design, manufacture, assembly and test of high-speed and high-quality PCB
  • System-on-Chip (SoC) design, prototype and production Servicess

About S2C

Founded and headquartered in San Jose, California, S2C is the leading total solution provider in facilitating systems to chip innovations. S2C has four solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) development:

  • Rapid SoC prototyping on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
  • Third-party silicon intellectual properties (IP)
  • Customizable, zero mask-charge eASIC semiconductor devices
  • SoC design, prototype and production Servicess

S2C's value proposition is our highly qualified engineering team and customer-focused sales force that understands our customers' commercial needs in SoC development. S2C's unique FPGA-based electronic system level (ESL) solution, using our patented TAI IP technology, enables designers employ silicon IP to quickly assemble SoC prototypes on FPGA easily and securely, thereby enabling customers to start software development, typically the long pole item in development schedules, immediately. Combining rapid prototyping methodologies with a comprehensive portfolio of silicon IP and advanced design solutions, S2C can reduce the SoC design cycle by up to nine months.

S2C currently has 3 direct offices located in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen to meet the demand for accelerated SoC design activities in China. S2C is also the organizer of the annual SoCIP seminar and exhibition in China, which brings SoC designers/professionals from the Asia-Pacific region together with international silicon IP and SoC solution vendors.

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For more information, please contact:  Lawrence Liang, Sales Director of China Region, S2C Inc. +86 21 6887 9287, lawrencel@s2cinc.com  Lam Cheng En, Marketing Consultant, S2C Inc., +86 21 6887 9287, lamce@s2cinc.com