If you're developing large IP blocks, then S2C has something to help you accelerate development: the AXI-4 Prototype Ready Quick Start Kit based on the Xilinx Zynq SoC and Xilinx Virtex-7 2000T 3D FPGAs. The Quick Start Kit couples a Xilinx Zynq ZC702 Evaluation Board to an S2C TAI Logic Module as showing in the following diagram:
The Xilinx ZC702 Evaluation Board has an on-board Zynq Z7020 SoC with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor and a programmable logic capacity of 85K logic cells—equivalent to approximately 1.3M gates. The S2C Quick Start Kit expands this capacity by extending the Zynq SoC’s AXI-4 bus through an interface module to one or more external Xilinx Virtex-7 2000T 3D FPGAs on the S2C TAI Logic Module. Each Virtex-7 2000T FPGA has a capacity of 1,954,560 logic cells—a 23X expansion in programmable-logic capacity per FPGA. This added programmable-logic capacity allows designers to quickly leverage a production-proven, AXI-connected prototyping platform with a large and easily scaled logic capacity – all supported by a suite of prototyping tools from S2C.
A demonstration of the Kit will be shown at the S2C booth at ARM TechCon 2014 in Santa Clara, CA on October 1-3.
Note: For more information about S2C’s prototyping tools, see the Xcell Daily blog post "TAI Player Pro 5.1 prototyping tool automatically partitions very large designs across multiple Virtex-7 3D FPGAs."