Synopsys extends HAPS with desktop prototyping

Synopsys has announced the availability of its HAPS-80 Desktop (HAPS-80D) system for mid-range system-on-chip (SoC) prototyping. The high-performance desktop prototyping solution is focused on accelerating software development and system validation that helps software developers and system engineers increase productivity and get to market faster.

The Synopsys HAPS-80D system builds on the HAPS-80 prototyping family. According to Synopsys, the family delivers out-of-the-box high-performance prototyping with built-in interfaces for immediate design interaction to accelerate software development and system validation.

Designed for mid-range SoC prototyping, HAPS-80D accelerates prototype bring-up and interaction with real-world I/O through special built-in infrastructure to support GPIO, UARTs and a variety of SoC peripherals. HAPS-80D’s I/O flexibility enables optimisation of connections to support multi-FPGA design requirements. HAPS-80D also provides built-in debug infrastructure for HAPS GSV (global state visibility) with support for Synopsys’ Verdi SoC debug platform, as well as direct connection to a software debugger through Arm CoreSight, JTAG20 or MICTOR 38 interfaces.

HAPS-80D delivers the industry’s highest inter-FPGA communication performance with its high-speed time-domain multiplexing (HSTDM) technology, claims Synopsys. This allows it to support system routes and transfer of design signals at 1.4Gbit per second single-ended. With its automated partitioning and prototyping flow, HAPS-80D scales to increasing design capacity and complexity.

HAPS-80D is part of the Synopsys Verification Continuum platform with migration between Synopsys VCS simulation, ZeBu emulation, and HAPS prototyping solutions. This can save months of design and verification time, and address time-to-market challenges.

Synopsys is the Silicon to Software partner for companies developing electronic products and software applications. It is the world’s 15th largest software company, and has a long history of electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing in software security and quality solutions.

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