Software Development

Challenges

Early software and/or firmware development on FPGA prototypes, pre-silicon, has become more important as many unforeseen software bugs stem from the complexity of integrating operating system (OS), applications, and hardware. Most projects can't afford to wait until the silicon is back from the foundry to start software validation. An at-speed FPGA prototype allows for many extra months of rigorous software development and software validation at the crucial software-hardware integration stage. In addition, the larger the design, the more system replicates are required increasing development budgets. The low cost of FPGA prototyping systems enables project managers to replicate more platforms to speed up software development.

Innovative Technology

S2C’s advanced Prodigy Prototyping technology allows designers to reach software development much earlier than other prototyping tools. Our off-the-shelf systems are scalable enough to meet the demands of even the largest designs while remaining flexible. S2C’s solutions cost much less than building prototyping systems in-house. When compared to emulation, our technology is also much less expensive yet much faster. The time saved by using the industry’s highest performing prototyping systems provided by S2C enables designers to focus on adding more differentiation through software development. Validation environments can be quickly built and extended using S2C’s vast library of daughter cards. Users can feel secure working with highly reliable technology backed by world-class customer support.

S2C Prodigy Prototyping Solutions

Reaching software development earlier can be achieved using the following Prodigy Prototyping hardware and software solutions:

Hardware

Software

  • Prodigy Debug Module