IP is the building block of today's complex designs. No matter if you are designing an IP for commercial sales or internal project needs, having a fully validated IP is essential. IP should be tested with a large number of test patterns, validated in a real system environment and be run using real software. Furthermore, IP that is created for external users should be easily demonstrated and evaluated to minimize system-on-chip (SoC) integration time.
Today's global market has increased the need for secure IP evaluation. IP customers should have the ability to evaluate IP extensively before a purchase is made while IP providers need a way to safely deliver IP for evaluation without risk of piracy.
S2C's Prodigy Prototyping Solutions closely resemble the entire design operating at or close to actual speed allowing for a great deal of IP testing. In addition, linking with the simulation environment enables running test patterns much earlier in the design process.
IP developers can build a comprehensive demo and evaluation platform quickly using S2C vast library of plug-and-play daughter cards. S2C's secure IP demo and evaluation platform utilizes battery encryption keys to allow for IP evaluation without access to the IP source code reducing IP piracy risks. IP evaluators on the other hand can still easily analyze the IP of a FPGA prototype from a system level perspective even without access to the source code.
FPGA prototyping is emerging as a critical and cost-effective method to achieve both. S2C has specialized in FPGA prototyping solutions for almost two decades. It has evolved its complete verification platforms to scale from semiconductor IP and small SoC verification to billion gate. S2C 's Prodigy Prototyping solutions can be configured to model a standard IP block, and IP block together with associated VIP, a complete SoC containing the IP blocks that can operate at hardware speeds. S2C's rich library of daughter card is "snap-together" attachments to the Logic Systems to quickly implement system interfaces so the user can model in-system operations. Successful IP development can be achieved using the following advanced Prodigy Prototyping hardware and software solutions: