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FPGA based prototyping speeded

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Cadence has launched Protium S1, an FPGA based prototyping platform said to incorporates innovative implementation algorithms to boost engineering productivity.

Using Xilinx Virtex UltraScale FPGAs, the platform is said to have six times the design capacity and twice the performance of previous platforms.

According to the company, benefits of Protium S1 include: ‘ultra fast’ prototype bring up; ease of use and adoption; and innovative software debug capabilities.

“The rising need for early software development with reduced overall project schedules has been the key driver for the delivery of more advanced emulation and FPGA-based prototyping platforms,” said Dr Anirudh Devgan, general manager of Cadence’s Digital and Signoff Group and its System and Verification Group. “The Protium S1 platform offers software development teams the required hardware and software components, a fully integrated implementation flow with fast bring-up and advanced debug capabilities so they can deliver the most compelling end products, months earlier.”

When used as a front end for Cadence’s Palladium Z1 emulator, engineers can expect to bring up designs 80% more quickly than typical FPGA prototyping approaches.