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Wave Semiconductor Achieves Rapid Design Success Using S2C FPGA Prototyping Solutions

Wave Semiconductor Achieves Rapid Design Success Using S2C FPGA Prototyping Solutions Nov 03, 2015

Prodigy™ Logic Modules and ProtoBridge™ Aid in AXI Hardware/Software Verification for ASICS

SAN JOSE, Calif.——November 3, 2015 —— S2C, a leading provider of FPGA-based rapid prototyping solutions, has announced that Wave Semiconductor, a pioneer in programmable data flow computing platforms to accelerate critical design applications, has deployed S2C's Prodigy Virtex 7 Logic Modules and Prodigy ProtoBridge to validate hardware/software interoperation in their AXI-connected massively parallel processor array technology.

Wave's FPGA development environment included S2C's Prodigy ProtoBridge to drive AXI on the FPGA. Utilizing a third party user-level driver to connect to Xilinx PCIe IP on S2C's Prodigy Logic Module allowed for user-level access to the AXI master, which drove the environment. ProtoBridge's features enabled easy and streamlined read/write capabilities to the FPGA from a PC.

"The S2C solution included all of the modules needed to interface a host computer to a prototype of our SoC IP. The API was straightforward to use and enabled rapid prototyping of our host software," said Chris Nicol, CTO of Wave Semiconductor. "We were able to prove our processor fabric technology with a minimal outlay of time and resources. As such, it is an ideal fit for what we needed, and allowed us to transition with confidence from the product concept to the development stage."

"The results achieved by Wave's use of our Prodigy platform is a testament to the value our solutions bring to our customers," commented Toshio Nakama, CEO of S2C, Inc. “Wave's commitment to deliver value-added cutting-edge technology is something we have in common and we look forward to a long-standing relationship with Wave."

About Wave Semiconductor

Wave is a 5-year-old systems startup that has developed a programmable data flow computing platform to accelerate important applications such as machine learning (CNN/DNN/AI), unstructured search, big data analytics, and national/cyber security. The company is venture-backed (Tallwood and Southern Cross) and staffed with a cadre of industry veterans and entrepreneurs.

Byte-Fabric™ SOCs from Wave are programmable platforms based on a massively parallel array of 10GHz Processing Elements. The Byte-Fabric architecture supports real-time reprogrammability, finally delivering on the promise of reconfigurable hardware. This uniquely allows Wave to move algorithms to the data rather than vice-versa, dramatically reducing power and increasing performance. By placing special emphasis on low-power computing, Wave offers best-in-class performance as measured in operations/Watt.

About S2C

With over 200 customers, S2C's focus is on SoC/ASIC development to reduce the SoC design cycle. Our highly qualified engineering team and customer-centric sales force understands our users’ SoC development needs. S2C systems have been deployed by leaders in consumer electronics, communications, computing, image processing, data storage, research, defense, education, automotive, medical, design services, and silicon IP. S2C is headquartered in San Jose, CA with offices and distributors around the globe including the UK, Israel, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.

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