With the increasing size and complexity of System-on-Chip (SoC) designs, the demand for more effective verification tools is rising. The semiconductor industry faces a highly competitive landscape with shorter time-to-market requirements. This makes it challenging for designers to depend solely on the traditional approach of implementing and testing designs in hardware. Consequently, there is a pressing need for verification tools that can handle the scale and complexity of SoCs while accelerating the design process.
FPGA prototyping is a valuable methodology for SoC/ASIC designers. It is a standard tool that enables them to quickly iterate designs, perform thorough functional testing, and identify and resolve potential design issues at an early stage. Though it poses challenges, if appropriately implemented, FPGA prototyping can substantially cut down on design time and costs while enhancing the quality and dependability of the end product.
To describe this new system verification solution, we use a commercial FPGA prototyping platform called Prodigy S7-19P Logic Systems from S2C. These systems are a prime option for IC designers who demand high logic capacity, interconnectivity, and bandwidth. These systems are based on Xilinx's highest capacity FPGA, the Virtex UltraScale+ VU19P FPGA, and it provides an impressive 1.6x more logic per device than its predecessor, the Virtex UltraScale VU440.
The Prodigy S7-19P stands out due to its wide array of options. It's available in three versions, including Single VU19P, Dual VU19P, and Quad VU19P, offering a range of options to meet various design requirements.Apart from its remarkable logic capacity, the VU19P FPGA offers a 30% boost in performance compared to its predecessor. This improvement is attributed to its enhanced DSP resources and superior interconnect architecture. As a result, you can now test and iterate your designs at a faster pace than ever before, enabling you to save valuable time and resources.
To fully leverage the capabilities of the Prodigy S7-19P, S2C offers a comprehensive selection of FPGA prototyping boards, daughter boards, and Prodigy prototyping tool chains. S2C's knowledgeable assistance can help designers get up and running quickly and ensure they utilize their prototyping platform to its full potential.
Delivers up to 196M equivalent ASIC gates with 1, 2, or 4 VU19P
Up to 5,288 high-performance I/Os for peripheral expansions & multi-system connectivity
Feature-rich remote management and runtime controls
Upgrade with Virtex UltraScale+™ VU19P （XCVU19P） FPGA
In summary, for SoC/ASIC designers seeking a robust FPGA-based prototyping platform, the Prodigy S7-19P Logic Systems built around the VU19P FPGA is undoubtedly a viable option to explore. Their remarkable logic capacity and enhanced performance make them suitable for various application scenarios related to ASIC/SoC designs. With the backing of S2C, you can be confident that you are making the most of your prototyping platform.