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Compatibility Testing

Challenges of Compatibility Test

Almost all electronic devices today need to communicate with other devices either through the Internet or at the very least Point-to-Point. Subsequently, the amount of field and compatibility testing has increased dramatically. Engineers need to cover a large number of test environments to encompass permutations of hardware compatibility such as processor used or DRAM type, software compatibility such as OS or application SW, and network compatibility such as communication protocols, network service provider policies, etc. In addition, many test environments are hard to set up in a lab and need to be tested in the field.

FPGA prototyping systems offer both portability and high performance making them an obvious choice for tackling field/compatibility testing. However, management of a large number of prototypes can be a challenging task especially when multiple sites are doing co-development/testing with many end users who are not familiar with FPGA hardware.

Innovative Technology of Compatibility Test

S2C's Prodigy Prototyping technology has industry leading remote management capabilities such as remote FPGA design download, storing of designs in an on-board SD card, remote power on/off/reset, and virtual LED's and switches. In addition, S2C's enterprise-class server and client software enable a central administrator to monitor all Prodigy prototyping platforms on the network from a web interface. Users can run massive parallel regression tests on multiple platforms all from a central user console, and perform test analysis using results collected from multiple platforms at the same time.

S2C Prodigy Prototyping Solutions

S2C's Prodigy Prototyping technology provides industry-leading remote management capabilities, ranging from remote FPGA download, virtual IOs, switches, UARTs, LEDs, and remote power cycles, to enterprise-class server/client management software, to provide effective resource sharing and management. Such remote access, especially with prototyping hardware deployed in masses, provides software engineers with the means to run massive parallel regression tests and conduct analysis on multiple platforms simultaneously.
Reaching software development earlier can be achieved using the following Prodigy Prototyping hardware and software solutions.

S2C Related Complete Prototyping Solutions

Request for Quote
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
Not sure, need professional advice
What kind of FPGA configuration do you need?
Single FPGA
Four FPGAs
Eight FPGAs
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What kind of peripheral interface do you need?
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)
When do you need to use our products?
0-6 months
6-12 months
More than 12 months
Not sure
Any additional comments?