顧客コメント

Chris Nicol, CTO of Wave Semiconductor
Wave Semiconductor
"The S2C solution included all of the modules needed to interface a host computer to a prototype of our SoC IP. The API was straightforward to use and enabled rapid prototyping of our host software," said Chris Nicol, CTO of Wave Semiconductor. "We were able to prove our processor fabric technology with a minimal outlay of time and resources. As such, it is an ideal fit for what we needed, and allowed us to transition with confidence from the product concept to the development stage."

                

Makoto Natori, Group Manager of IP Core Development Group
Takumi
“We mapped our 3D graphics IP core into a Virtex-6 760 FPGA on S2C’s V6 TAI Logic Module and used S2C’s DVI-ver2.0 daughter card to display the video on a TV. To control our graphics IP core, we utilized an off-the-shelf ARM11 CPU board (ARMADILLO-500). We were able to test a lot of software on all the different graphics IP cores as we were able to run our FPGA design on the TAI Logic Module at close to real system speed.”

                

Ching-Han Tai, ASIC Director
Ablaze Wireless
“We discovered S2C from the Altera Website and were impressed by the features provided by S2C. After careful research, we felt that the S2C Sratix-4 820 platform provided the best combination of performance, features and cost advantages. We used the Dual Stratix-4 820 platforms for both hardware bring-up and hardware software co-development. The fact that we could develop our production quality software and verify it on our SoC prototype based on FPGAs, before making the final decision to tape-out provided us with tremendous advantage.”

                

Wang Pei, Testing and Support Department Manager
Leadcore
“We liked the fact that S2C’s TAI Logic Module is very scalable and flexible. We were able to verify the subsystem and develop the software simultaneously while taping out the chip. Also, we were able to put the whole system in the TAI Logic Module to verify the logic. Our first attempt took some time, but with the quick response and advice of S2C’s AE team, we now can quickly build the prototype verification system for the following projects.”

                

Yu Tao, CTO of Penstar Technology
Penstar
“A big portion of our products is in the digital TV set-top boxes market and the market window is short. The ability to launch our SoC early in the market is critical to our success. FPGA prototyping was needed, but to design a complex FPGA prototyping board by ourselves is a challenge, and we also needed to transmit massive amounts of test data via PCIe from PC at high speed. We used both S2C TAI Logic Modules (a multiple FPGA platform with a large library of peripheral daughter cards) and the ProtoBridge Software (C-API functions that allow the fast transmission of massive amounts of data between FPGA and PC through a PCIe Channel). We were really happy because we not only saved on hardware and software/driver development costs but also reduced the overall design cycle.”

                

Cheng MingQiang, エンジニアマネージャー
Spreadtrum Communications (NASDAQ: SPRD)
「S2CのVirtex-5 FPGAシリーズベースのTAI Logic ModuleをSoCチッププロトタイピング、及びソフトウェア開発プラットフォームとして続けて選択します。S2C前世代のVirtex-4 FPGAベースのTAI Logic Moduleは、当社チップのプロトタイピングとソフトウェア開発に多くの便利を図りました。既製で安定なプラットフォームを使うと、エンジニアの力をチップの開発を集中させて、資源の有効利用を実現できます。S2C製品の高いコストパフォーマンス、及び顧客への全力サポートが、Spreadtrumに採用される主要原因です。

                

Jian-Ling Hu, 教授
上海交通大学電子と情報工程学院
「S2CのTAI PDK(Prototyping Development Kit) プロトタイピングスイートは、先進なプロトタイピング理念を提供しています。複雑なSoCチップのプロトタイピング過程中、TAI PDKは設計分割、コンパイル及びデバッグの困難を有効に解決しました。その人に優しいソフトウェアIDEインターフェースに恵まれ、複雑なSoC設計分割を容易に行い、有効なデバッグのために、内部信号を観測できます。また、S2Cはプロトタイピング面で、TAI IP技術ベースの先進な方法論(主に暗号化されたなIP評価、快速なIP整合、嵌め込み式IPデバッグがある)も、とても認められている観点です。

                

Henry Wang, 技術監督
Atmel
「SoCプロジェクトに快速なプロトタイプサンプルプラットフォームを捜す必要があります。S2C製品は素晴らしい使用可能性があるため、選択しました。S2C高品質のハードウェアと自動化プロトタイプソフトウェアを利用して、新入社員のエンジニアでも迅速に把握できます、また、何百万ゲート設計の複合FPGAはただ2-3週間だけかかりました。