Posted by Michael Posner on November 12, 2012
Today (November 12th 2012) Synopsys announced the availability of Synopsys’ HAPS®-70 Series FPGA-based prototyping system solutions extending the successful HAPS product line to address the increasing size and complexity of system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The HAPS-70 systems deliver the most comprehensive solution in the industry that combines physical hardware with fully integrated prototyping software.
Read the full press release which includes an introduction video.
Highlights (With Mick’s mini explanations)
System performance needed for effective HW/SW validation is key to successful FPGA-based prototyping. The new HapsTrak 3 IO connector technology combined with Synopsys’ High Speed Time Domain Multiplexing (HSTDM) provides 3x or more improvement in system performance.
The new HAPS systems are modular and scalable, just like the previous generations of HAPS systems. The product brochure has a nice chart at the end of it highlighting the different options.
This new capability not only reduces the time from ASIC RTL to FPGA ready design files but the new “patent pending” algorithms have also proven to automatically find an optimum partition to achieve lower multiplex rations meaning potentially higher system performance.
The UMRBus just got faster. You can do a lot across the UMRBus, remote access, configure and load the systems, data streaming from a host, co-simulation in addition to enabling Hybrid Prototyping. You can load four Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA’s in about 20 seconds across the UMRBus, that’s magnitude faster than a traditional JTAG cable.
Leverage the work Synopsys has already done validating the DesignWare IP on HAPS. Not only does it mean that your risk is lowered as you know the DesignWare IP has been hardware tested but your effort to integrate the IP into a HAPS prototyping system is reduced.
Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to blog in detail about the new system capabilities. Have you been waiting for the HAPS-70 systems? Let me know your thoughts on the capabilities.