07 June 2012 Integrated prototyping solution to speed SoC development Synopsys' HAPS fpga based prototyping system Looking to speed the development of SoC hardware and software, Synopsys has launched an integrated solution that combines its Virtualizer virtual prototyping system and its HAPS fpga based prototyping platform (pictured). By using the two approaches, designers are said to be able to start software development up to 12 months earlier. Virtual prototyping can accelerate software development by providing more efficient debug and analysis. FPGA prototyping, on the other hand, provides cycle accurate high performance execution and real world connectivity. Synopsys says its hybrid solution blends the strengths of both methods to allow software development and system integration to take place earlier in the project lifecycle. "Hybrid prototyping offers design teams the best of what both hardware and software prototyping have to offer," said John Koeter, Synopsys' vp of marketing for IP and systems. "By integrating the strengths of Virtualizer virtual prototyping with HAPS fpga based prototyping, Synopsys enables designers to develop fully operational SoC prototypes much faster and earlier in the design cycle and to accelerate software development and full system validation." Author Graham Pitcher Comment on this article Websites http://www.synopsys.com Companies Synopsys Inc This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.