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Overview of S2C Customer Shanghai Huahong

Shanghai Huahong Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd. (SHHIC), subordinate to China Electronics Corporation (CEC), is a Chinese smart card and information security chip solution supplier. As the main structure of China 909 Project, SHHIC can provide contactless IC card chip, contact CPU card chip, dual interface card chip, USBKEY chips, multi-media chip and solutions of RFID, public transportation one-card-express, social security, financial security, telecoms, mobile payment and high-end identification etc. SHHIC annual shipment amounts to over 400 million chips and a total shipment of 1 billion chips. SHHIC has now become China's top IC Chip Supplier to provide the most complete product family of top annual shipments and ranks the TOP 10 China IC Chip Supplier for 9 years.



Challenge


A non-contact IC card is a cost-effective contactless chip for middle and smart card applications. This is a complex system that includes RF circuits, control logic, EEPROM interface and EEPROM. SIM Card is a high-end contact card chip based on an ARM CPU. It integrates RAM, Flash, as program and data memory, timer, interrupt controller, system control, DES and security control. How to fully verify these functions and make sure the security was robust became a big challenge for SHHIC.


In the past, SHHIC developed their own prototype system for hardware validation. Using these in-house developed prototypes, it was difficult for SHHIC to locate the problem when the design didn't work well and they were not sure whether the problem was caused by the prototype hardware or the design itself.



S2C Solution


By using S2C's rapid SoC prototyping solutions, the troublesSHHIC mentioned at the part of Challenge disappeared. In addition to providing the prototyping boards, S2C also provide the prototyping software, Prodigy Player Pro. With the help of S2C prototyping system, SHHIC can detect the status of the FPGA board in a few minutes.


S2C's rapid SoC prototyping solutions




Features


  • S2C's rapid SoC prototyping solutions significantly reduced SHHIC's overall design cycle enabling them to get to market ahead of their competition

  • SHHIC was very impressed with the stability of the S2C's rapid SoC prototyping solutions eliminating the previous in-house prototype solutions stability problems

  • The quick response of S2C's support team helped in the success of IC Card & SIM Card project



Results


By implementing S2C's rapid SoC prototyping solutions, SHHIC can reliably build a IC Card or SIM Card SoC prototype in one or two days rather than weeks or months as before. Now SHHIC's design runs at 120MHz and occupies about 40% of the resources of a Single Virtex 5 LX330 Prodigy Logic Module. The high stability of the prototype helps us to fully verify the design and can focus on the validation of the design, protocol and software development instead of having the additional worry of creating a stable prototype environment.


S2C's solutions and technical support really helped them to reduce the design cycles and risks. As a result, SHHIC's IC & SIM cards chips can get to the market earlier. As the Architecture and system grow, SHHIC is looking forward to utilizing the Single Virtex6 760 Prodigy Logic Module and Verification IP on their future projects.

Shanghai Huahong Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd Customer Reviews

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What type of chip are you designing
What is the capacity of the ASIC gate included in the design?
5 million-20 million
20 million-50 million
50 million-100 million
100 million-1 billion
More than 1 billion
Which FPGA do you prefer to use?
Xilinx VU440
Xilinx KU115
Xilinx VU19P
Xilinx VU13P
Xilinx VU9P
Intel S10-10M
Intel S10-2800
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How many prototype verification platforms do you need?
Do you need the following tools?
Segmentation tool
Multiple FPGA debugging tools
Co-modeling tool (allows large amounts of data to interact between FPGA and PC host)
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